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Australia still has several islands that remain Cane Toad free such as the beautiful Moreton island and great Groote Eylandt in the NT. Cane toads will wipe out many animals if they manage to get a breeding population on these islands. The Islands remain Cane toad free due to the great management, dedication and education of the public.
People such as Chris Hanlon and his team from Queensland Parks and Wildlife that are pro active, vigilant and working very hard so Moreton Island can remain cane toad free and our Gem on the bay. I had the great honour to meet the good people from Moreton Island Protection Committee including Mr. Alan Genninges who has so much compassion with protecting Moreton Island.
We are all proud of our Queensland Volunteers during natural disasters such as the massive 2011 flood cleanup by the great “Mud Army” I got to meet some great silent heroes of Moreton Island, the hard working volunteers of the Moreton Island Protection Committee that give up their time to maintain our Moreton Island.
During our time on Moreton with Rusty the Cane Toad Detection Dog we managed to search target areas covering the entire island from the Cape Moreton light house to Kooringal including a big search where the Cane toad was found. We targeted the dumps, and several camping grounds including the wrecks area.
I was very impressed with the staff from Tangalooma resort http://www.tangalooma.com/info/home/ who were all doing their bit to help stop the Cane Toad including stopping shipments of Mulch from the main land that may contain baby cane toads.
I was able to share information with them on what other communities such as Groote Eylandt was doing to help stop the cane toad. It is a real credit to Tangalooma Resort Manager Mr. Trevor Hassard who is doing a great job and is a fantastic leader.
If you havent been to Moreton Island I suggest you give Trevor from Tangalooma Resort a call or visit their website and enjoy a great holiday right on Brisbanes door step.
If you want to help Moreton Island Protection Committee protect this island paradise give Alan a call on 07 3321 1463.
And make sure you check your camping gear, 4wd and trailer to ensure you are cane toad free and when you arrive say g day to Chris and the team of park rangers.