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How can you use ToadScan in 2014

ToadScan is a community website that allows you to record and map sightings of cane toads, cane toad impacts, and control activities in your local area. Use ToadScan data to identify where to control cane toads in your local area, and work with local land managers to undertake a coordinated control program.

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How to get involved? photo by NSW NPWS

How to get involved

Simply register your details (name and email address) and login to start mapping cane toads in your local area on the ToadScan Google Map. Information entered can help to coordinate on-ground control.

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Record cane toad sightings and create a local map

Record cane toads in your area, and create a map showing all the cane toad records in your local area or a map of your data. Use this information to plan and implment control activities and work in unison with your neighbours.

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Bring your community online

 
ToadScan hosts a new Community Networking facility for you to create or join an online group to share your observations with other people in your local area (e.g. local council or Landcare group). By joining a group, you can (1) keep members informed about current problems, (2) work together with members to target problem areas, and (3) measure the outcomes of control across your local area.

Are you part of a coordinated Cane Toad control program?

 
Working in a pest control group with your neighbours is the best way to reduce cane toad population and maximise the long-term benefits of control. If you need advice on how to establish a control group, contact your local pest management authorities, or Jessica Marsh at the Invasive Animals CRC (jessica.marsh@invasiveanimals.com).
 

Use your Mobile Phone to map Cane Toads - Click here

 
Mobile device users can now access ToadScan faster and more easily while in the field. Record and view real-time cane toad data from your mobile device. Use this mobile phone mapping facility to record cane toads in your local area.

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Correct identification, Image by NSW OEH

How to correctly identify a cane toad

Do you know how to correctly identify a cane toad? Make sure its a cane toad and not a native frog! All native frogs are protected!!

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Success stories. Photo source NSW NPWS

Success stories

Hear about the achievements of others in controlling cane toads and the benefits they have received. Community action can make a difference.

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Regional groups connected to ToadScan

 
Reducing cane toad impacts is best achieved when control is coordinated at local and regional scales. Catchment and Natural Resource Management (NRM) groups are being connected to ToadScan. Using ToadScan in your local area can help your regional group(s) to identify opportunities to support local and regional control.

Other news

  • NEW Phone App - Field Guide to Pest Animals of Australia (v2.0)

  • Download FREE from the App Store - Click here.
National Mapping Results
State Number of sites
ACT 0
NSW 194
NT 57
QLD 414
SA 0
TAS 0
VIC 0
WA 52
Recent Sightings
76
TOTAL
SITES
717

CONTROL ADVICE

  • Trapping cane toads can be done with Light Traps that attract bugs at night - Marion
  • Email your top control tips to toadscan@feralscan.org.au and we’ll display them on this website
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