Cane toads

A heartfelt cry from the Kununurra Community to the Nation.

We will Stop the Cane Toads getting into WA!


The Kimberley Toad Busters 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, the
ongoing support of Biodiversity Protection Inc (and recently a comittment of $79,000 from the Federal Government) .
Despite the State Government committment of half a million dollars towards the cane toad fight, this local volunteer
group has not received one dollar of this money. Eight months later this volunteer group is sustainable only because of
local community financial input and the belief that we have provided, for the first time in 70 years, an ability to 'hold' the
cane toad front line while government and scientists find a 'biological' solution to the relentless march of the cane toad.

Papers From the 2005 Cane Toad Forum held in Kununurra

Studying impacts of cane toads on a population of freshwater crocodiles and a summary of known impacts to date

Adam Britton, Grahame Webb and Jacob Bar-Lev

Wildlife Management International

PO Box 530 , Sanderston , NT 0813

Email: Ph: (08) 8922 4510 Fax: (08) 8947 0678


Measurable impacts on native fauna by the Cane Toad (Bufo marinus) have been limited by a lack of information on natural populations prior to Cane Toad invasion. A long-term study of Australian Freshwater Crocodiles (Crocodylus johnstoni) in the McKinlay River region of the Northern Territory is providing an opportunity to compare in detail the short- and long-term impacts of Cane Toads on crocodile population dynamics. An overview of the study will be presented together with early findings on how crocodiles are affected by toads.

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