Gecko Talks - The Cane Toad Challenge - 7pm 27th June

This is a Community Engagement and Citizen Science Initiative

Speaker:  Professor Rob Capon, University of Queensland, Institute for Molecular Bioscience

The Cane Toad Challenge is based on a clever new way to turn the creatures’ own toxins against them.   It is a way all of us can help eradicate this fast-breeding pest.

Professor rob Capon and his team have developed an innovative cane toad tadpole trapping technology that uses a nature road pheromone to lure toad tadpoles into a trap.

Better still, he’s coming to the Gold Coast to tell us about it.

The team created the Cane Toad Challenge, a community engagement and citizen science initiative dedicated to making this technology freely available to the public.

There are now believed to be more than 1.5 billion cane toads rapidly spreading throughout Australia after being introduced to help wipe out cane beetles more than 80 years ago.

Eradication to date has been labour intensive and largely ineffective.

The Challenge Team is seeking help from individuals, volunteer and community groups, businesses and local, state and federal government agencies to help eradicate this pest from Australia.

Can you help?

When:   Wednesday 27th June 2018 6.45pm for 7pm start

Where:  ‘The Cove Room’,Currumbin RSL

Cost:       FREE

  •  Come early and get your evening meal at the RSL