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How are our Kimberley fauna doing?

Do we know what we have and how many?

What can we do before cane toads invade the East Kimberley?

From our tiniest invertebrate to our biggest predator, Kimberley fauna live in Australia’s last frontier, a unique and special habitat.

The KTB "What's in your Backyard?" biodiversity program was established to empower community to record and monitor native wild life species before cane toads arrive and after they arrive. Community members are aslo asked to "Adopt one of our Iconic species" and to monitor them once toads arrive into an area. Community can make the difference! We do need to know what’s out there before the cane toads arrive. We need a Kimberley fauna snapshot now. There are as yet unidentified Kimberley species, which might disappear following a cane toads invasion before they are even discovered. The information from this program will help us identify any short, medium and long term changes after the cane toads arrive,” Lee Scott-Virtue, KTB toadbuster founder and president.

“Everyone in the East Kimberley can be a toadbuster simply by participating in KTBs “ What’s In Your Backyard? ” . KTB toadbusting is so much more than the essential finding and catching, reducing and slowing down cane toads. It is about understanding cane toad behaviour, how they change our landscape, our native biodiversity numbers and distribution, and if the toads could tip any of our endangered species into extinction, Norma Wainwright, KTB toadbuster and KTB secretary.

How To Participate?

Listen! Look! Record! Identify! Report!


Ring KTB on 08 91682576 or email for copies of data card or download direct from our website (see button above). Also join the KTB "Iconic Species" recording and monitoring program. See 'Monitor a Kimberley Icon" on this website for more information.

Look, listen, photograph and/or describe, and record on KTB data collection card.
Attempt identification by going to the new Ecology section at Kununurra Library, or looking up KTB identification cards or one of the websites identified on this page. We can help with any species difficult to identify.
4. If you have recorded a frog, go to the new and definitive KTB comparative table for differences between cane toads and native frogs.
Drop off data card at local Shire Offices or Kununurra Library or mail to KTB Biodiversity Officer at PO Box 1188, Kununurra, WA, 6743.
Data cards can lodged online.
Email your photo to Please confirm if we can use your photo on the website and how you would like the photo credited. Once your data collection sheets start to flow to us, follow the results of our fauna mapping and your pictures on this site.
Collect another data card and conduct another “What is in your Backyard?” survey! Remember: this can be anywhere you visit in the Kimberley. Your favourite camping spot, your school or workplace, your friends place or your favourite fishing spot are all great places to conduct surveys as well.

Kimberley Ecology Library Reference Collection.

The Kununurra library has miraculously found space to house the KTB fauna reference collection on permanent loan to the library. KTBs are raising funds for their unique fauna book collection, which to date includes reference works on moths, mammals, sharks, crocodiles, frogs, waterbugs, snakes, mice, rats and more. If you would like to donate a book to this collection you can select a book and donate funds here, and we will place your name inside the book.

KTB also house a collection of fauna reference collections at their KTB andNicholsonStation Offices. Short term loans of books can be arranged through our Admin Officer on 91672576. Small references collections have now been donatated by KTB to Wyndham and Derby Schools. KTB are raising funds to provide similar collections for HallsCreek and Fitzroy Schools.

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