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Project 1

Published on 17 August 2023
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The impact cane toads have left on Australian native species
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Impact that cane toads are leaving on Australia's native wildlife 
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Hi I'm Bianca Miller 
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Figure 1 
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Bufo Marinus 
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The largest neotropical toad 
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Our Australian native species 
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Figure 2 
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No known predator or disease 
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Figure 3 
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Migration to increase  from 40km to 60km  per year 
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Figure 4 
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The parotoid glands  on the cane toad have  a large impact on Australia's native wildlife 
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As predator species consume the  cane toad the toxic glands cause  affects like rapid heart rate and  paralysis 
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No natural predator  and the population  continues to increase 
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Figure 5
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What I have learnt about cane toads 
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Figure 6
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Is the reason why they  were introduced to Australia
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Figure 7
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Cane toad released to  eradicate the cane beetle from sugar cane crops
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The cane toad has now spread  throughout most of Australia
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Figure 8
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Commonwealth Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
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Wallum froglet  Figure 9 
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Green thighed frog  Figure 10 
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Are considered vulnerable due to the cane toads toxins  within their glands  
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Cane toads have left species  meaning they have become vulnerable or endangered  
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Why do we care about the impact that cane toads have  on Australian native wildlife?
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Cane toads have such a large affect on our  native species like birds, frogs and crocodiles  as most are endangered which will lead to extension 
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Figure 11
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This could harm Australia's food chain and affect  the native Australian culture 
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Locally the NSW Government (DPE) have advised that people remove anything with standing water, bring in their pet food and keep your lights off outside.
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Figure 12
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They also advise and demonstrate the humane ways you can kill a cane toad otherwise to contact your local NPWS office
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Figure 13 
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By helping the spread locally this will help the state thrive.
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Figure 14
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Morten Island 
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To continue this commitment every year the council deploy cane toad detection dogs that regularly search with a handler that educates the locals on prevention matters
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By promoting the affects cane toads have on Australia’s native wildlife this could create new ideas on how to eradicate them
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Nationally there is nothing being done to continue the eradication of cane toads which will affect the environment and biodiversity will continue to decline
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The state and local levels are both advising people with instructions on what to do to prevent cane toads, but they are not doing anything to eradicate them.
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This is why we need to do something about the migration of cane toads so they stop destroying our native wildlife and ecosystems.
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Figure 15 
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