Sessional Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development Written Submissions Received Volume 2 Issues associated with the progressive entry into the Northern Territory of Cane Toads October 2003
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ERISS Kakadu Report 2002 Written Submissions Cane Toad Inquiry Report Volume 2 48 Very little will be able to be done to reduce cane toad numbers in Kakadu. Particular measures may prove effective in localised areas (e.g. townships, caravan parks), but efforts would need to be ongoing. Management of areas damaged by feral pigs may help reduce the densities of cane toads in pigaffected areas. Chemical and biological control methods are insufficiently developed at this stage. It is recommended that Parks Australia North manage the invasion of cane toads initially by i) ensuring that monitoring efforts are underway to assess the impacts of cane toads upon the natural and cultural values of Kakadu, and ii) investigating measures by which cane toads can be managed on a localised basis. The preliminary risk assessment provides a starting point from which Parks Australia North can determine the monitoring requirements for fauna. In addition, it provides an overview of the potential cultural and socio-economic impacts, which could be studied in greater detail by appropriate experts.