Loss of frog habitat
A frog's habitat is the environment in which it feeds, shelters and breeds. If it cannot find suitable habitat, it will die. So it's hardly surprising that habitat loss is probably the greatest threat to frogs.
Humans can damage frog habitat in many ways. For example, people:
- clear large areas of native vegetation for housing and agriculture.
- drain wetlands or allow cattle to graze in them
- collect bush rock, which is used for shelter by some frogs such as the red-crowned toadlet
- frequently burn patches of bush which frogs shelter in
- reduce the quality of wildlife corridors, which connect areas of frog habitat. This makes it difficult for frogs to move from one area to another.
How to create your own frog habitat
Whether you have a small garden or a large property, there are some simple things you can do to help your local frogs.
Page last updated: 15 April 2011