Cane Toads


A heartfelt cry from the Kununurra Community to the Nation now fighting to stop the cane toad from crossing into WA since Sept. 2004.

We will Stop the Cane Toads getting into WA!

KTB awarded of the Regioal Achievers Community of the Year.
Stopping toads not just about catching toads.
KTB results toad science overturned.


Media Release

16 October 2006

Kimberley Toad Busters in Perth !

Kimberley Toad Busters Inc has been nominated as a finalist


  • Regional Achievement and Community Awards and the winner will be announced at a dinner in Perth on 10 November 2006


  • 2006 WA Environment Awards and the winner will be announced at a dinner in Perth on 17 November 2006


The founding and current President of the Kimberley Toadbusters Inc, Lee Scott-Virtue will in Perth taking a break from 14 months of week in week out volunteer toadbusting for that week and will be available in Perth for interview during this week. Other toadbusters, who will be in Perth for that week who can also talk about their toadbusting experiences, will be Dean Goodgame, and Sharon McLachlan and her daughter Ellie who have been Kimberley Toadbusting volunteers for the entire 14 months and were inaugural toadbusters.


From Lee Scott-Virtue:

“In 14 months of weekly toadbusting ahead of the cane toad front, and examining nearly every toad caught we know a lot more about a colonising front and we have turned some of the collected wisdom about cane toads on its head. We were at Larry’s Dam on VictoriaRiverDowns Station on Saturday night where 10 of us caught 6,180 cane toads.It is sad, yet scientifically curious, that the cane toads have the ability to infest and overrun an area so quickly” says Lee Scott-Virtue, President of the KTB Inc. It is sad because we saw abundant bird life at Larry’s Dam but no snakes or reptiles, as you would expect. So we hypothesise that they have succumbed to the cane toads in a few short months. We saw some native frogs such as the rocket, burrowing and green tree frog but not many. Aquatic birds such as the Masked Lapwing, Giant Egret, PurpleSwamp Hen, Radjah Shelduck and Magpie Goose were also in abundance at the Dam.”


Our Other Supporters

Our Volunteers

Triple J Tours Kununurra

Biodiversity Protection WA

Shire of East Wyndham Kimberley

Department of Environment and Conservation Kununurra

Coles Kununurra

Argyle Diamonds

Rogers Machinery

Alligator Airways

Conservation Volunteers of Australia


For more information please contact

Lee Scott-Virtue or Dean Goodgame on 9168 2576; or

Co-ordinator Friends of the KTB based in Perth/ KTB Inc Media: Sandy Boulter 0427 508 582


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