November 13 2006
KTB Press Conference
Friends of Kimberley Toad Busters
MEET THE PRESS
When: Tuesday November 14 at 10am
Where: in front of Zamia’s café, KingsPark
Kimberley Toad Busters founder Lee Scott-Virtue and Dean Goodgame will be talking about quarantine issues prohibiting scientific research into biological control; their win at the Regional Achievement & Community Awards on the weekend and the latest updates from the on-ground campaign in the Northern Territory and Kununurra.
Archaeologist, researcher and founder of the Kimberley Toad Busters, Lee Scott-Virtue says they have had specimens of toads presenting invaluable keys for research into a biological control but lack permission to bring them over the border. They are dead and pose no breeding risk.
The Kimberley Toad Busters won the Community of the Year Award category for the National Regional Achievement & Community Awards last Friday.
The Kimberley Toad Busters have galvanised the Kununurra community with 25% of its population volunteering their time and resources to the group. Since their toad busting efforts began sixteen months ago the group have busted over seven cubic tonnes of toads as well as millions of eggs, tadpoles and toadletts.