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Today: Friday, 18 Apr 2014

Western Australians are being urged to maintain the fight against cane toads, following confirmation that the invasive species has now crossed the WA border.

Photograph of a cane toad

Cane toads (Bufo marinus) were introduced to Queensland decades ago to try to stop beetle damage in sugar cane crops. Instead, they became a major pest themselves and, ever since, cane toads have been steadily moving across northern Australia.

To help fight this invasion, the WA Government is working closely with community groups to slow their progress, while research to find a biological control for the pest continues.

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