Close 100 man-made lakes to stop cane toad spread: study

Shutting down around 100 man-made water storage structures in Australia’s north west could stop the spread of cane toads into Western Australia’s Pilbara region, a new study has found.Cane toads, which breed astonishingly fast and can kill native animals such as quolls, snakes and goannas, need water in which to lay eggs and hatch tadpoles. They are expected to completely colonise the Kimberley region within a decade.Turkey nest dams — water storage structures built by graziers — shore up drinking water for livestock but also inadvertently serve as breeding grounds for cane toads.

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