Website constructed by Dean Goodgame of Kimberley Specialists
This site and the Kimberley Toad Busters cane toad volunteer group was established by Kimberley Specialists

The work of the Community group Kimberley Toad Busters has clearly shown that by community involvement in controlling cane toad population numbers in a given area you minimise the chance of native predators attacking and consuming a toad, which in turn reduces the number of native animals dying as a the direct impact of the cane toad. Keeping toad numbers (adult and all breeding cycles) under control also helps the smaller insect eating native predators such as frogs, smaller skinks and lizards by reducing food competition. With cane toads capable of eating around 200 insects a night, uncontrolled numbers of cane toads increases food competition very quickly so the loss of smaller native species (full extent yet unknown) is probably quite significant (KTB research is supporting this conclusion). Kimberley Toad Busters field based research activities are primarily focussed on understanding the impacts of cane toads on wildlife and on developing ways to manage these impacts.

Click here for the Kimberley Toadbuster What's In Your Backyard Program

Community involvement in reducing toad numbers at every phase of the breeding cycle is a critical element of managing and mitigating impacts of cane toads on native wildlife.

Interview with Boonya
Interview with Kevin
Interview with JuJu
documentary of the Kimberley Toad Busters
KTB activites and news
KTB research site
  Dana Lyons "Cane toad muster"


To listen to the call of the Cane Toad Click here


KTB Threatened species list


Kimberley Toadbusters Busters: 10 years of community effort against an alien invasion is now available in hard copy

KTB book Launch Press Release!
KTB's long awaited publication Kimberley Toad Busters. 10 Years of effort against an Alien Invasion has finally been printed. 2000 copies of this full colour 229 page A4 publication will hit the streets on the 4th December. The official launch will take place at the Kununurra District High School Public Library on the 4th December at 7pm. All welcome. Various contributors to the publication will talk about their experiences toad busting. Scientist Jordy Groffen, co-editor of the publication will introduce the book. Kimberley Authors of new pending publications in 2016 have also been invited and will be available to talk about their works. It should be a fun packed evening.
Nibbles, wine and soft drinks will be served.

For the latest KTB news letter click here

To View descriptions and pictures of almost 500 Kimberley birds and animals click on the frog

Volunteer beetle expert Andre Masseur's Nicholson Station research

KTB Nicholson Station Marella Gorge biodiversity study looking at short term impacts of the cane toad on native biodiversity have now been completed. Jordy Groffen , KTB animal scientist in charge of the project is currently analising the data. The results of this survey will be uploaded soon.


KTB Education Program

West Australian Education Department ‘What’s in your Backyard?”.

To view a brief history of the Kimberley Toadbuster's fight against the cane toad and involvement with the community click here

Yellow Spotted Monitor
90% Loss of Numbers
No Recovery since 2003 Kakadu
Blue Tongue Skink
100% Loss of Numbers Fogg Dam
Rainbow Bee Eater
30% Loss of Numbers in S.E. QLD
Brown Snake
NT Reports up to 90% loss of Numbers
Frill Necked Lizard
Up tp 100% Loss in Cane Toad Infected Areas of the Top End

"It is important to recognise that the pristine terrestrial and aquatic habitat systems of the Kimberley are already under threat. Current land care and resource management policies undertaken by land and resource managers have had a detrimental impact on Kimberley biodiversity. Most of our plant and animal biodiversity is in a fragile state. The impact of the cane toad, if allowed to happen, will literally destroy one of the last unique biodiversity wilderness frontiers in Australia," Lee Scott-Virtue. Kimberley Specialists in Research april 2005.