National Cane Toad Eradiction Program
The National Campaign for eradication of toads has begun and will continue for several months across tropical/temperate regions of Northern Australia.
The first cane toad National Eradication Week was held in 2009 from 3rd October until 11th October. Community groups from across the Top End of Australia were involved in removing cane toads from their local areas. 82 volunteers removed almost 10,000 toads from northern NSW, QLD, NT and WA in just one week.
In view of different climatic conditions, habits and movements of cane toads tied to weather and rainfall, the 2010 National Eradication Program will be conducted over a greater extended period.
Photo © Gary Pike
Stop The Toad Foundation (STTF) has received Federal Government funding for 2010’s National Eradication Program under the “CARING FOR OUR COUNTRY” initiative. This means that STTF will be able to make available up to $100 for each group involved in toad busting during that period. Funds will be available for such things as purchasing gloves, collection bags, torches, batteries, gas for euthanasing toads etc. Please register your interest by contacting STTF’s Community Campaigner Lucy Simnett.
Details of the 2010 National Eradication Program can be found on their website.
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