Refuges offer hope for the spotted tree frog

Date: 26, Sep, 2018
Author(s):   Matt West
Publisher: TSR Hub

Conserving threatened species is a difficult and complex endeavour. The spotted tree frog is facing twin threats from chytridiomycosis and predation on tadpoles by non-native fish and the combined impact is devastating. While the research team is seeking sites that are refuges from these threats for translocations, they are also celebrating a major breakthrough in partnering with the recreational fishing community for the protection of the spotted tree frog. Matt West from The University of Melbourne describes some of the challenges and achievements in conserving this threatened frog.