Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Bufus marinus

photo by david gray

The latest scientific data from the Northern Territory shows Australia's native frogs appear to be holding their own against cane toads, but not everyone appears to be convinced.

The first cane toads were brought to Queensland 70 years ago from Hawaii and they were meant to be a cheap and effective method of controlling sugar cane pests.

But as they spread far beyond the cane fields, many scientists feared they would wipe out native frog populations.


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