Update #2 ·

Feral Cats & Cane Toads : Threat To Species

Hello everyone, we are having some luck with our campaign and now we need to keep our politicians to their word. Frank Manthey has raised enough awareness on the issue to get politicians talking. Federal Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt has announced that a National Feral Animal Summit will be held before June next year. Now we will be able to look at national strategies for managing feral animal species in the hope that we can help save so many of our unique species which are right on the brink of extinction. Mr Hunt wants the states, territories, and all the stakeholders to sign on to a 10-year national plan to eradicate feral cats. Check out Frank Manthey Bilby Man on facebook and: http://www.savethebilbyfund.com/

Wouldn't it be great if feral cats ate canetoads? That way we'd get rid of two problems with one bite.. but that's not happening! What is happening is an explosive tidal wave of ever growing populations and sprawl of this two introduced pests.

A report in the Sydney Morning Herald called The Action Plan for Australian Mammals, released in June, found that 55 of Australia's land mammal species face serious threat of extinction. Dr John Woinarski of Charles Darwin University and co-author of the plan says "for land mammals in particular, predation by feral cats is the principal factor that is contributing to decline". Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/gone-feral-the-cats-devouring-our-wildlife-20140911-10fbs1.html#ixzz3Ij9h0Fd0

An organisation called Kimberley Toad Busters who have been following the canetoad invasion from Queensland through the Northern Territory and now into the heart of the Kimberley in Western Australia have also developed a well researched management plan. Kimberley Toad Busters are a well-informed, science-based research group who have had lots of boots on the ground. Their sites contain up to date current data and latest images of what they do, maybe you could help by visiting their website. http://www.canetoads.com.au/

Australia's unique rare and most vulnerable wildlife is really facing extinction. We can stop this, simply by saying we care. We want this unique and wonderful wildlife for our children. It's our duty as humans to take care of the animals that depend on the environment and us humans to be good managers. As managers of the wildlife it is our duty to maintain their prosperity and safety for everyone around the world to enjoy and see. Maintaining healthy ecosystems also means maintaining healthy wildlife populations. Please show YOU care by signing and sharing this petition.

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