Kimberley Toad Buster's
The aim of this website is to document the Kimberley Toad Busters fight to stop the cane toad crossing into Western Australia and to provide the Western Australian Community some understanding of the enormous efforts (and contributions) that can be made by unpaid volunteers!
Prepared by Prepared by Lee Scott-Virtue, President, founder & field coordinator of the KTBs & Sandy Boulter, coordinator & founder of Perth based Friends of Kimberly Toad Busters.
KIMBERLEY TOAD BUSTERS NEWSLETTER No. 29
The Cane Toad is a Key Threatening Process to the Australian Nation
Declared by the Federal Government 12 April 2005
1st June 2009
This 29 th Kimberley Toad Busters’ Newsletter is produced by Kimberley Specialists In Research Inc in conjunction with Kimberley Toad Busters Inc. Kimberley Specialists, a founding member of the Kimberley Toad Busters, continues to support the campaign against the cane toad by supporting www.canetoads.com.au , raising funds and supporting cane toad scientific research. KTBs are a tax deductible entity. Please see our website for our direct donation facility or how to sponsor one of our research projects.
Since December 2008, our campaign has continued and grown securely with financial support of the Western Australian government led by Premier Colin Barnett, Deputy Premier Kim Hames and Environment Minister Donna Faragher.
KTB CANE TOAD EDUCATION
KTB CANE TOAD EDUCATION RESULTS
KTB volunteers have undertaken 592,805 documented volunteer field hours at westerly moving front lines; and hundreds of thousands of administration and community education hours. These hours are field based education and produce knowledge, photos and understanding that inform and accurately tells the story of the westerly moving invading cane toad.
KTB PERPETUAL DRAFT CANE TOAD MANAGEMENT PLAN
KTBs developed a Cane Toad Management Plan for the Kimberley in early 2008 and regularly update the Plan as the toads move and they discover more about the invading cane toad. This Plan has been online for over 2 years and the latest updates were made in December 2008.
KTB INFORMATION & FACT SHEETS
KTBs have developed several information sheets to convey our field based research outcomes to all toadbusters and research scientist working towards eradication and control of cane toads in Australia. KTB cane toad information is on our website at www.canetoads.com.au and includes:
There are few native tadpoles that are black (which means it is usually easy to tell the difference between toad tadpoles and native frog tadpoles). Even the black tadpoles of the native frogs are very different from cane toad tadpoles. This is the Marbled Frog tadpole, which is found in the East Kimberely, Limnodynastes convexiusculus seen from the top and the side.
KTB EDUCATION PRESENTATIONS
Photo: below 2008 Perth Royal Show
KTBs have been giving or holding cane education and/or research presentations around Australia to cane toad research forums and community groups since 2005. This started with the Kununurra cane toad forum in March 2005 organised and held by Kimberley Specialists in Research and the most recent forum was a presentation of the KTB research outcomes to a public forum in Kununurra in June 2009. In between we have presented our research outcomes in Brisbane and Darwin; and our cane toad education package around Western Australia at the 2008 WA Royal Show and over 40 presentations to primary and high school schools, wildlife groups, aboriginal ranger training groups, Vietnam Veteran groups, seniors groups, 4WD clubs, rotary and probus clubs and more...
KTB MEDIA AND DOCUMENTARIES
KTB BIODIVERSITY PROJECT: WHAT’S IN YOUR BACKYARD?
KTB BROCHURES AND POSTERS: NATIVE FROG OR CANE TOAD?
Let’s not catch our native burrowing frog “Giant Frog” Cyclorana australis by mistake!
Please note that the WA Museum is about to publish the latest WA frogs text by authors including Paul Doughty. You can book a copy by ringing the WA museum bookshop: (08) 9427 2776 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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