Tag Archives: TOAD

Risk Assessments (DAFWA) for exotic reptiles and amphibians introduced to Australia – Black-spined toad (Bufo melanostictus)

Models for assessing the risk that exotic vertebrates could establish in Australia have been developed for mammals, birds (Bomford 2003; Bomford 2006, 2008), reptiles and amphibians (Bomford 2006, 2008; Bomford et al. 2005). These Risk Assessment models have been further explored by DAFWA to confirm that they reasonably predict public safety, establishment and pest risks […]

Risk Assessments (DAFWA) for exotic reptiles and amphibians introduced to Australia – Cane toad (Bufo marinus)

Models for assessing the risk that exotic vertebrates could establish in Australia have been developed for mammals, birds (Bomford 2003; Bomford 2006, 2008), reptiles and amphibians (Bomford 2006, 2008; Bomford et al. 2005). These Risk Assessment models have been further explored by DAFWA to confirm that they reasonably predict public safety, establishment and pest risks […]

Risk assessment model for the import and keeping of exotic reptiles and amphibians

Exotic reptiles and amphibians can establish wild pest populations that cause environmental and economic harm. These introduced species have the potential to cause extinctions of native species or reduce their range and abundance. Their negative impacts on native species can include predation, competition for food, basking sites and other resources, hybridisation and other genetic effects, […]