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"The toads are starting to inhabit climates they previously couldn't. They're adapting fast. "
Ellie Boyle - WWF-Australia Conservation Field Officer
Please help protect native species against the arrival of cane toads in the Kimberley, before the wet season begins.
Cane toads are on the march, invading the beautiful Kimberley region, and poisoning and killing native species in their path. In some areas, cane toads have wiped out 95% of native predators.
The only solution is to help native species avoid the cane toads.
We're working against the clock. Australia has some of the highest rates of species extinction in the world. In the past 200 years, we've already lost more than 50 animal and 60 plant species.
The iconic Kimberley is Australia's last undisturbed refuge for many mammal, bird and reptile species. It's the only region in Australia yet to lose a mammal species to extinction, and we're determined to keep it that way.
WWF-Australia and our partners are training native Australian species to recognise and avoid the taste of cane toads. It's called taste aversion training, and it's a bit like getting food poisoning at a restaurant and never going back there.
We drop very small cane toads, called metamorphs, just before the toad invasion arrives in the region.
Unlike the adult cane toads, these tiny toads make the native species feel sick but don't kill them. When the species later see and smell a larger adult version of the toad, they'll know to avoid it.
Now we need your help before the wet season starts in the Kimberley, bringing with it the toad front.
Please donate today to stop the destruction caused by cane toads in the Kimberley
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