Cane Toads


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


Website constructed by Dean Goodgame of Kimberley Specialists in Research Inc.

The Kimberley Toad Busters Inc. are the only truly totally volunteer group on the ground (since the 10th Sept. 2005) trying to stop the cane toad from getting across the Western Australian border. To date we have largely met all field expenses from community fund raising efforts, local government input and community donations, Biodiversity Protection Inc (and recently a commitment of $304,000 from the Federal Government) . For the first time in 72 years, a totally volunteer force, with the help of the Department of Environment and Conservation field team have the ability to 'hold' the cane toad front line while government and scientists find a 'biological' solution to the relentless march of the cane toad. Kimberley Toad Busters is as much about gathering scientific data as it is about 'busting' toads. 'Front' line field biological data collected by the Kimberley Toad Busters and collated by Kimberley Specialists in Research is helping to assist in the Federal Governments efforts to find a 'biological' solution to the problem.

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Hear the Call of the Toad


1: Up-dates on cane toad activity & breeding in Kununurra,

2: Frontline movement of cane toads across the Kimberley

3: KTB reconnaisance activity.

4: KTB Activities 2005 onwards

Cane Toad Facts!

Kimberley Toad Busters (KTB) has been the first volunteer group to have actually submitted their field and research findings on their website (up-dated by Dean Goodgame, KTB volunteer and website guru). KTB have never had an issue with putting their findings up on the net, either through their Newsletters, Press releases or through their volunteer research student’s reports. Distressingly, over the years KTB have witnessed ‘peer reviewed’ papers produced by ‘cane toad ‘usually contracted government’ experts ‘producing numerous papers using KTB information without acknowledgement of the source.
The cane toad facts produced on this website are only a part of what KTB have observed over the last 7 years, and while this information has been based on qualitative information KTB are about to release quantitative data on this website that hopefully will assist scientists who are truly dedicated to finding a solution to the cane toad problem.
This page will be up-dated with all data involving volunteer ‘toad busting’ and the results that are coming from community efforts in the KTB “What’s in your backyard? Program as well as 7 years of data from the field.
Please bear with us as we ( all volunteers) try to upload the incredible amount of data we have.
We are also resigned to the fact that scientists of repute and government will go on using KTB data to justify their own positions. KTB are looking at ‘saving’ our native animals from total extinction. KTB volunteers have no other agenda.

The Facts sheets are in PDF format only

Please feel free to download as many as you wish and pass them on to all your family and friends.

We ask only that you use these these sheets in their entirety and including the Kimberley Toad Buster logo which is printed on each sheet.


Kimberley Toadbusters Fact Sheet 1
Recognising a cane toad

Kimberley Toadbusters Fact Sheet 2
Cane toad W.A. / N.T. frontline corridors

Kimberley ToadbustersFact Sheet 3
KTB Wet & dry season toadbusting strategy

Kimberley ToadbustersFact Sheet 4
KTB Collecting and disposing of large numbers of adult cane toads in the field using CO2