Corroboree frogs are Australia’s most iconic amphibian species and amongst the most visually spectacular frogs in the world.
Corroboree frogs are only found in a small area of south-eastern NSW and have suffered major declines and range contraction over the last three decades.
The Murray Catchment now contains the only wild populations of Southern Corroboree frogs in the world.
Through funding obtained from the Natural Heritage Trust, the Murray CMA has been involved in a close partnership with the NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change & Water (DECCW) and the Amphibian Research Centre, to implement the National Recovery Program for Corroboree frogs.
The current focus of the recovery program is to establish a viable, breeding captive population, and assess methods for reintroduction of corroboree frogs into the wild.
The program now has successful captive breeding programs at Taronga Zoo, Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and the Amphibian Research Centre in Melbourne. The team has also carried out successful reintroductions of Corroboree Frog adults and tadpoles into the wild and we hope that this is the beginning of more success in recovering this amazing species.
Since the Corroboree frog Conservation Program was launched by Minister Peter Garrett in Albury in May 2009, over $22,000 in sponsorship has been raised to support Corroboree Frog Conservation.
The Murray CMA is also leading a community education and awareness program. A community education and awareness program is continuing, including a dedicated website, television, cinema and radio advertising and a successful schools education program.
For more information on Corroboree Frogs and the Recovery Program visit:www.corroboreefrog.org.au
If you have any further questions about the Corroboree Frog project contactHelen WaudbyCatchment Officer - Biodiversity
Watch a movie on captive breeding
Recovery Project website
The Murray CMA is a partner to the Australian Government Caring for our Country program and the NSW Government Catchment Action program.