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Can we mitigate cane toad impacts on northern quolls? - Final report

Webb, Jonathon, Legge, Sarah, Tuft, Katherine, Cremona, Teigan and Austin, Caitlin (2015). Can we mitigate cane toad impacts on northern quolls? - Final report<br />. Darwin, NT: Charles Darwin University.

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Author Webb, Jonathon
Legge, Sarah
Tuft, Katherine
Cremona, Teigan
Austin, Caitlin
Title of Report Can we mitigate cane toad impacts on northern quolls? - Final report
Publication Date 2015
ISBN 978-1-925167-16-0   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Publisher Charles Darwin University
Place of Publication Darwin, NT
Total Pages 20
Field of Research 300800 Environmental Sciences
Abstract The spread of the toxic cane toad Rhinella marina threatens populations of the endangered northern quoll Dasyurus hallucatus. We identified quoll populations at risk from toad invasion in the central Kimberley and explored whether free ranging quolls would consume ‘toad-aversion’ baits that induce aversions to live toads. A long-term study in Kakadu National Park showed that each generation of quolls learns to avoid toads, so one deployment of toad-aversion baits could protect quolls from toads. Encouragingly, 50% of wild quolls at Sir John Gorge, Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary (central Kimberley) consumed toad-aversion sausages. More research on captive quolls is necessary to develop long-lasting toad-aversion baits suitable for aerial deployment.
Additional Notes This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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