Everyone agreed: cane toads would be a winner for Australia
When cane toads were released in Australia in 1935, they were the latest innovation in pest control, backed by a level of consensus support that a scientist could only dream of. So what went wrong?
Cane toad pioneers speed up invasions
Newly developed anesthetic for amphibians could aid field researchers
Veterinary researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a general anesthetic for amphibians that is administered through their skin. The anesthetic jelly could be a low-cost, easy-to-administer form of anesthesia ...
Cane toads 'wiping out' mini crocodiles Down Under
Australia's noxious cane toad is wiping out populations of a unique miniature crocodile, researchers warned Wednesday, with fears the warty, toxic creature could extinguish the rare reptile.
Cane toad or native frog? App prevents mistaken identity
Travelling around the top end of Australia, would you be able to tell the difference between a poisonous cane toad and a bumpy rocket frog or a giant frog? - They look similar but sound quite different. ...
The quoll's last stand
(Phys.org) —Undeniably charismatic, the Northern Quoll's big black eyes and impossibly long whiskers belie the face of a feisty, nocturnal predator that has – as conservation biologist Dr Jonathan Webb ...
Cane toads can be stopped
It may be possible to stop the spread of can toads into new areas of Australia according to new research published today in the Journal of Applied Ecology.
Myna 'guity of evicting Aussie birds'
The common myna – popularly known as 'the cane-toad of the air' – has been convicted on new evidence it is pushing Australian native birds out of their home range.
Australian wildlife taught to shun cane toads
Australia's native animals are being fed nauseating sausages of cane toad meat in a bid to train them against eating the foul, toxic species as it spreads into new areas, researchers said on Tuesday.
Scaly-tailed possum re-discovered in Kimberley
An endemic mammal has been re-discovered in the eastern Kimberley, almost a century after its last recorded sighting.
Using the cane toad's poison against itself
(Phys.org) -- An effective new weapon in the fight against the spread of cane toads has been developed by the University of Sydney, in collaboration with the University of Queensland.
Invasive plant protects Australian lizards from invasive toad
An invasive plant may have saved an iconic Australian lizard species from death at the hands of toxic cane toads, according to research published in the March issue of The American Naturalist. It's an int ...
Eradicating cane toads with 'their own medicine'
Sydney University biologists have discovered cane toad tadpoles (Bufo marinus) communicate using chemicals excreted into the water, a finding that may help to impede the Cane Toad invasion of the Kimberley.
Could tadpole weaponry be used against cane toads?
A chemical produced naturally by cane toad tadpoles may one day be used to help control the invasive species, according to new research published today.