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Invasive toads in Madagascar

Discussion in 'Wildlife & Nature Conservation' started by lintworm, 17 Feb 2016.

  1. lintworm

    lintworm Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    In 2014 the potentially invasive Asian toad ( Duttaphrynus melanostictus ) was found around the city of Toamasina in Madagascar. It was probably accidentally introduced by ship. This species has high invasian capacities and to avoid a possible second cane toad story, the species should be eradicated as soon as possible before it spreads, as it won't be possible anymore when the populations really starts growing.

    News - Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group

    To do this the Madagascar Fauna & Flora Group is also looking for donations:
    https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/asiantoad