Saturday, September 11, 2010

New Scientist Article - are cane toads really that bad?

Wow! The New Scientist has just published an article where some of the lead researchers in Australia are claiming that cane toads have not been anything near the ecological disaster they were anticipating. Rick Shine is even quoted as saying "there isn't that much overall effect".
Check it out at:
Maybe we can all just sit at home on a Friday night with a cool drink and not worry so much! I'm still not prepared to throw the towel in. I promised we would give it a good hard go for 3 years and just 1.5 years in to that, the state and federal positions and ability to act on cane toads has changed dramatically. Do we give up? Hmmmm.... Controversial and fund-affecting.