Dean Goodgame added “how hard is it to understand that by removing the cane toad from the eco-
system you are helping our own native fauna at both a direct and indirect level. Reduced and
controlled toad population numbers means reduced native animal loss and a reduced impact on the
invertebrate food chain. There are many native species in decline that do not prey upon toads, but
need the same invertebrate base that cane toads eat so it is pretty clear about what happens when
food begins to run out because toads have eaten it all”.
“Colin Barnett might cop a bit of stick but one thing is for sure, he and most of his state ministers ‘get’ the scale of the problem our wildlife face, and they continue to be willing to not just provide
support verbally, but through true action” added John Cugley, Administrative Coordinator KTB. “What I want to know is why after six years of this fight we have yet to see either a single Greens
member or a National Party representative out with us in the field? Heavens, one would have
thought this should have been a priority before writing a document like TAP!” claimed Norma
Wainwright, 80yr old KTB Treasurer and volunteer.
“Just read the latest incarnation of the ‘TAP (Threat abatement plan) / community groups no help?’
What a load of crap! They need to wake up and smell the roses. Come to Kununurra and see what a
whole community has not only done, but continues to do!” said Tim Leary, KTB volunteer and team
KTB’s field Coordinator, Ben Scott-Virtue relocating a ‘fresh water’ crocodile (left) and the results of just one ‘bust’ along
the cane toad’s southern corridor of movement towards KTB’s southern depot, Nicholson Station.
Here at Toad HQ we are going to let the final quote go to Bob Brown, leader of the federal Greens
“In securing the future of the planet, we secure happiness for ourselves. One of the aims of the
Greens is to turn around the tide of pessimism amongst the young people of the world.”
Well Bob, our glass of milk looks distinctly half empty…
Contact Ben Scott-Virtue, Field Coordinator or John Cugley, KTB
Administration Coordinator on 91682576 for further information or for high
If everyone became a toad buster.
The toads would be busted!