Reptiles in Nth Australia have undergone a very rapid decline in numbers, much of it due to the impact of cane toads. ; Many species of Varanids (our goannas) our larger elapid snakes, some crocodile species, have all suffered big declines, some over 95% as they have no ability to withstand the toxin of cane toads.

ReptileWatch is a project designed to help people understand our reptiles better, and to understand environmental issues relating to reptiles and to look for management strategies that can help our reptiles cope with changing environments.

This site was designed by eNTITy1 in partnership with:
The World Wildlife Fund, Frogwatch NT, Australian Association for Environmental Education, Tropical Savannas CRC, Key Centre for Tropical Wildlife Management, Museum and Art Gallery of the NT, NTU, NLC, Caring for Country Unit, Environment Australia - Kakadu National Park

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I feed the baby frogs once it has morphed from a tadpole? I am feeding the tadpoles boiled lettuce leaves and fish flakes, but notice that our newly formed frog doesn't go back into the water to feed. What do I need to do? Will it survive on it... - view

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Did you know?

It is likely that the Varanid family evolved in Australia with fossils showing giant ancestors to animals like the komodo dragon being found in Australia.