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October 22, 2021

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Living in a biodiversity hotspot brings with it great joy for humans with opportunities to experience connection with nature. 

I love frogs, they are beautiful creatures, and living with green tree frogs in our environment is a delight. So hearing news that they are being found dead in large numbers in our region, for unknown reasons, is a great concern.

Reports indicate they are dying in great numbers. Now we, as residents, are able to contribute in a ‘citizen science’ role. If you see or find dead frogs it’s important to alert the scientists who are trying to understand what is going on to cause the deaths.

Anyone who finds dead frogs can contact the FrogID project and email [email protected] with the location, and photos.

We can all help with this is important work to help  scientists understand why the frogs are dying. Then they can work out what can be done about it. Be observant and advise of when and where any dead frogs are found, it will hopefully save the lives of these precious creatures.

Ian Cohen, Broken Head


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