Threats to frogs
In recent years, scientists have become increasingly aware of a worldwide decline in the numbers of frogs. Frogs are certainly disappearing in Australia. Eight frog species have become extinct in the last 25 years, and several more are likely to become extinct in the near future.
Follow the links below to find out about some of the major threats to frogs - and see what you can do to help reduce these problems.
Frogs are very vulnerable to chemicals and other contaminants in our waterways. Get some simple tips on reducing the pollution you cause.
Introduced fish species
Exotic species like plague minnows, trout, carp and goldfish eat native frog eggs and tadpoles. Find out how to stop them.
These pests continue to spread south from Queensland, down the NSW coast. Learn how to identify them - and report one if you see it!
'Banana box' frogs
Find out how to deal with frogs that you might find in fresh produce or landscape supplies. They may have diseases which can harm local frogs.
Frog Chytrid fungus
This is a deadly frog disease, which humans may help to spread. Learn how to spot a sick frog, and take precautions against the fungus.
Loss of frog habitat
Land clearing and other disturbances have left frogs with fewer areas to live and breed in. You can give them suitable habitat - find out how.
Page last updated: 15 April 2011