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WetlandCare Australia held its annual Cane Toad Muster at the Yamba Golf Club last week.

An incredible 2,521 cane toads were caught this year. This spectacular effort will help to protect local native fauna and lower the risk of cane toads travelling further south.

Prizes were awarded for the heaviest toad and the largest number of toads caught. The ‘Tacks Taddies’ group collected the heaviest toad, which weighed 277 grams. The ‘Newport Islanders’ group caught 130 cane toads, the greatest number caught on the night.

WetlandCare Australia has been helping increase community awareness of cane toads and their threats in areas where toads have not yet reached.

At the present time cane toads have not extended past the upper parts of the Clarence Valley Region. Holding annual events such as the Yamba Cane Toad Muster, especially in areas at the edge of the current cane toad distribution, will help encourage and assist the community to reduce cane toad numbers and stop them from moving further south.

If you would like more information on cane toads you can contact WetlandCare Australia on 02 6681 6169 or download the cane toad factsheet at www.wetlandcare.com.au.


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