Report on the joint eriss/PAN cane toad risk assessment field trip to the Katherine/Mataranka and Borroloola regions

Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2002

Internal Report 389
Begg G, Walden D & Rovis-Hermann J
Supervising Scientist Division

About the report

In May 2000, while cane toads were known to be rapidly approaching the borders of the Kakadu National Park (KNP), a joint Environmental Research Institute of the Supervising Scientist (eriss)/Parks Australia North (PAN) field trip was undertaken to obtain information about:

  • how the presence of cane toads has affected the lives of Aboriginal communities;
  • visitor perceptions about cane toads;
  • the impact of cane toads in nature reserves such as the Elsey National Park; and
  • the diet of cane toads (by obtaining a sample of cane toads from the Mataranka region).

The group consisted of Jacqui Rovis-Hermann, Dave Walden and George Begg (from eriss) and Kathy Wilson, Beryl Smith and Ryan Barrawei (both Jawoyn Traditional Owners (TOs) for southern Kakadu) from PAN.