Aug 1 2019
How has a toad from the Amazon rainforest successfully invaded Australia? Why does it matter? In the length of one human life time, cane toads in Australia have evolved to become bigger, stronger and faster and their invasion is now halfway across the Kimberley and heading our way.
What is happening with populations of our native animals such as goannas, quolls, snakes and crocodiles who eat cane toads and are killed by their poison? Do they recover in the long term? What is being done to decrease the impact of cane toads in the environment?
This talk will cover current research, what you can do to help and the Cane Toad Coalition – a group of organisations and indigenous cultural groups, working together to roll out the biggest Cane toad mitigation strategy to date.
The Science on the Broome Coast event is an initiative of the Roebuck Bay Working Group and Yawuru Land and Sea unit and sponsored by Inspiring Australia, Rangelands NRM with support from the Federal Government National Landcare Program, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, University of Notre Dame, Broome Community Resource Centre and National Science Week.
Where Lotteries House, Lot 642 Cable Beach Rd East, Broome
When 2nd September, 6-7.30pm
Free Gold coin donations welcome
Roebuck Bay Working Group is comprised of Traditional Owners and government, local community, conservation groups and business. We work collaboratively to solve issues, raise awareness and encourage research and monitoring which supports responsible management and protection of Roebuck Bay.