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JANUARY 2016 Meeting


Guest Speaker: Prof Rob Capon, Insitute for Molecular Bioscience University of Queensland

Cane toads were introduced into Australia in 1935 and have subsequently become a most invasive pest.

Efforts to control them have seen largely ineffective until now. Recently an infestation of cane toad tadpoles was observed at the mouth of Freshwater Creek and reported to BIEPA.

The Environment Dept. at MBRC was contacted and some field trials of Rob’s cane toad tadpole traps were set up.

Rob discussed his technique and the success he has recently achieved in applying his methods in Freshwater Creek.