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Frogs as an indicator for wetland health

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Frogs as an indicator for wetland health

It is often said that frogs are an excellent indicator of health in our waterways. However, like many animals, some frogs are more tolerant of distrubed environment than others.

Biodiversity is threatened by increased urbanization. However, well designed urban environments, such as wetlands, can still provide quality habitat for a range of plants and animal communities, provided they are built and maintained in a way that supports those communities.

This report, a collaboration between Waterwatch and Frogwatch, aimed to examine frog-habitat relationships in 33 wetlands situated in Canberra. It was thought that if specific wetland features can be linked with particular frog species that persist there, it would be plausible to not only use certain frogs as an indicator of wetland health, but also improve biodiversity in our wetlands.

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Learn about frogs of the ACT region

 

Frogs of the ACT Region

Frogwatch

For information and resources on frogs in the ACT region, go the the Frogwatch website.

 

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