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Smart goannas: can we teach wild goannas not to eat cane toads?

NERP Northern Australia Research Hub (2014). Smart goannas: can we teach wild goannas not to eat cane toads?<br />. Darwin, NT: Charles Darwin University.

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Author NERP Northern Australia Research Hub
Title of Report Smart goannas: can we teach wild goannas not to eat cane toads?
Publication Date 2014
Publisher Charles Darwin University
Place of Publication Darwin, NT
Total Pages 28
Field of Research 300800 Environmental Sciences
Abstract The animals of northern Australia are in trouble! Their populations have been declining due to feral animals, inappropriate fire regimes and poor land management.

One invader, the cane toad, is having a big impact on our native predators – quolls, snakes and goannas. From a biological point of view, these animals play an important role in the ecosystem and they are culturally significant for Aboriginal people across the north. Goannas in particular are a big source of bush tucker, so maintaining their populations keeps cultural practices and stories strong for Aboriginal people.
Additional Notes PROJECT UPDATE | 2014

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