Captive breeding support for Molonglo Green and Golden Bell Frogs

Project: Research

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Given the dire state of the Molonglo Green and Golden Bell Frog population and the importance of this population as the only inland population of the species that is genetically distinct from other Green and Golden Bell Frog populations, the Saving our Species (SoS) Green and Golden Bell Frog project has committed to establishing an ex-situ population of the species, sourced from the Molonglo site as insurance against extinction in the wild. On-ground restoration work to improve habitat condition is currently in-train but will not be complete for several years. Captive husbandry is an integral amphibian conservation tool, both for the preservation of genetic representativeness of species at risk of extinction, and as a management approach to boost or reintroduce wild populations via captive breeding and translocation programs.
The University of Canberra and Symbio Wildlife Park are key agencies in assisting the SoS project achieve the aim of establishing an ex-situ population of the species, sourced from the Molonglo population.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/07/2231/12/26

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