Media Release

Australian Minister for the Environment and Heritage
Senator the Hon. Ian Campbell

13 July 2006

C159/06
Australian Government $225,000 boost for Toad Busters

The volunteer group at the front line of the fight to stop cane toads crossing into Western Australia has been given an extra $225,000 by the Australian Government for more equipment, training and supplies.

The funding for the Kimberley Toad Busters was announced today by the Australian Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Senator Ian Campbell, when he handed over a 4WD vehicle and two quad bikes to the Kununurra-based group…

“The Toad Busters is a dedicated, effective organisation that is at the front line of this battle,” Senator Campbell said … Senator Campbell said the Kimberley Toad Busters exemplified the potency of committed community groups. It had almost 800 members, had trained 180 as team leaders and captured about 14,000 adult toads and tens of thousands of tadpoles since last September…

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