Buffering the ecosystem impact of invasive cane toads

  • Shine, Rick (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Ward-Fear, Georgia (Chief Investigator)

    Project: Other

    Project Details


    This Project aims to address the devastating ecological problems caused by invasive species, by developing a novel approach that does not rely upon eradicating the invader (training vulnerable native predators not to eat
    toxic cane toads). Expected outcomes of this ambitious Project include building a broad coalition of conservation focused groups (from private land-owners and local businesses through to indigenous groups and government and non-government agencies) across the entire Kimberley region, and evaluating methods for deployment of taste-aversion at a landscape scale. This should provide significant benefits by conserving vulnerable fauna and building a powerful network within a region of high biodiversity in tropical Australia.
    Effective start/end date6/12/1731/12/21