July 20 2006
Kimberley Toad Busters
Get by with a little help from their Friends
The volunteer cane toad catchers, Kimberley Toad Busters have formed a support group in Perth called Friends of the Kimberley Toad Busters.
“Friends” will help the KTB’s founder and field co-ordinator Lee Scott-Virtue source desperately needed volunteers, equipment and funding. The Friend’s co-ordinator and trained toad buster, Sandy Boulter, will also give talks to social groups, businesses and schools with photos, slide shows and up-to-date information on the heart warming story of how a group of indigenous and non-indigenous adults, teenagers and children have united to hold up the cane toad advance into Western Australia.
The KTBs have captured over 16,000 adult toads and countless thousands of eggs, tadpoles and metamorphs in over 38 weekend “busts” of wet season incursions since the group started in September 2005. They have trained over 750 volunteers from Kununurra and surrounding communities, including indigenous groups, on how to safely catch and dispose of toads.
Friends of Kimberley Toad Busters will be sending regular media releases informing recipients of KTB’s latest news and developments.
For more information contact Friends of the Kimberley Toad Busters:
Co-ordinator: Sandy Boulter 0427 508 582
Visit www.canetoads.com.au for field updates from the KTBs