Spring Surveys 2015 – Green and Golden Bell Frogs

With the weather warming, Cumberland Ecology ecologists Alex Pursche, Liam Hogg, and Mikael Peck have been keeping an ear out for Green and Golden Bell Frogs (Litoria aurea) at reference sites across NSW. They have undertaken several surveys recently on Kooragang Island near Newcastle, New South Wales. No frogs were detected however warmer weather is around the corner and this cryptic species should start calling soon. The species has suffered massive decline in numbers, and as a consequence is listed as Endangered in New South Wales under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 and Vulnerable under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

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