Stop the Toad in WA
From September 2006 until March 2007 funds collected from the Don’t Bag the Environment program were donated to the Stop the Toad Foundation. The spread of the cane toad across Queensland, Northern New South Wales and the Northern Territory has devastated native animals and their ecosystems. This in turn has taken its toll on indigenous communities.
In 2007 the fight was on to halt the threat of cane toads reaching the unique Kimberley region of Australia’s North West – then, the only part of northern Australia not infested with cane toads. Then as now, the Stop the Toad Foundation were determined to prevent cane toad invasion of the Kimberly region and were trying to keep them out of WA altogether. A non-government, not-for-profit organistation the Stop the Toad Foundation raised funds and awareness, and funded, developed, and operated its own cane toad control programs to prevent the toad’s migration to the west.
Your contribution to the Stop the Toad Foundation supported the prevention of the spread of the Toad in WA. The money was used to fund the “The Great Toad Muster” and an intensive on-ground control regime that targeted waterholes remaining in the landscape, to push the toad frontline back toward the east. The muster ran from September 23rd to October 31st 2006, and community participation was encouraged.
Sadly, in 2009 the battle to keep cane toads out of the Kimberly was lost, but the fight continues to understand, manage and mitigate the impacts of this threat to natural habitat.