Frogs generally spend part of their lifecycle in water, and their moist skins are especially sensitive to pollution. Ways of reducing the impact of pollution on frogs include:
- preventing chemicals such as petrol, insecticides, detergents and fertilisers from entering waterways
- reducing water run-off and preventing rubbish, silt and garden waste from getting into stormwater drains
- constructing and maintaining sediment traps near waterways, especially when disturbing surface vegetation cover
- if you have a property, keeping a wide belt of vegetation around water bodies as a buffer zone for contaminants and to control erosion
- avoiding wearing insect repellents and other lotions if you go swimming in areas where frogs live.
Page last updated: 15 April 2011