Winning the fight against cane toads

Cane toad control efforts in Northern NSW have caught and killed 10,000 adult and juvenile toads on 62 private properties.
North Coast Local Land Services manager Louise Orr said one female cane toad can produce 8000–35,000 eggs a year.
This female cane toad weighing 2kg was captured by Clarence Landcare teamsBorder Ranges Richmond Valley Landcare Network and Clarence Landcare deployed on-ground teams who carried out collection and trapping on the properties.
The program helped with education and training for landholders in the Kyogle, Richmond Valley and Clarence areas to help them identify and control cane toads on their properties into the future.
Ms Orr said the program engaged 16 Indigenous people as sub-contractors to carry out control work.
Pest control activities operated within the biosecurity zone established under the NSW Biosecurity Act 2015. With community education ongoing, the public is being asked to report any suspected cane toads, as the specimen could be a native frog. The amphibian should not be killed if it has not been positively identified as a cane toad.
A suspected cane toad should be reported to NSW DPI Biosecurity through its helpline on 1800 680 244 or by emailing the details and a photo of the face to invasive.species@dpi.nsw.gov.au 

 

 

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