Effects Of The Cane Toad

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The cane toad or Bufo Marinus is native specie to Central America and South America. In 1935, after the cane toad was intentionally introduced from Hawaii, the species began its ecologically sustainable control of the insects (greyback beetle, frenchi beetle) threatening commercial sugar cane, it continued to eradicate, but in a form as a problematic issue. Due to the animal’s large dominant size, reproductive capabilities, generalized eating habits and aggressive behavior, the cane toad phenomenon went from good to disastrous, providing a threat to biodiversity. The cane toad has been reclaimed as an ecological disaster after it has mounted a very successful intrusion into Australia and many other countries around the world. In addition,…show more content…
This abstract is a sensus on the problem of the thriving populations of cane toads, especially targeting the Kakadu region and the lack of funding necessities required to control the cane toad epidemic. The Federal Government Minister Officials officially announced the allocation of $1 million for the research of biological control research. However the allocation is seemingly inadequate as stated by proclaimed ‘frog expert’ Associate Professor Mike Tyler. "Cane toads have now established healthy populations over one million square kilometers. This is not a minor issue - $1 million won't go very far," he said. "You can now forget about Kakadu. Kakadu is lost, we now have to try and protect areas further west like the Kimberleys." Inhabiting the Kakadu reserve is many rare and protected species and due to the cane toad’s ethnological significance, the voracious eating habits of the animal could result in serious destruction to the environment. The validity of this article is evident and provides an adequate evaluation of the current problem the Kakadu reserve is…show more content…
There is an expressive concern from the public about the cane toad epidemic and the impact on the natural ecosystem, domestic pests and native wildlife. Although not endangered, the cane toad is slowly declining in numbers due to the increase in human population and developing infrastructure. There are a number of conventional management methods including habitat manipulation, quarantine checks, detection and surveillance programs at the boundaries of their current locations and the public involvement in ‘toad hunts,’ all in an attempt to prevent their species further spread. These control methods have proven to be unsuccessful to the total eradication of the cane toad hence the current research by the CSIRO being undertaken to discover a bio control method of gene technology. The potential to battle the problem using parasites and diseases is being processed, however agencies have discovered that the work continues to acquire extensive studies including an assessment of the potential impact of the control agent on native wildlife, particularly native frogs, before the parasites and diseases could be used

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