Saving the Booroolong frog

Protecting and rehabilitating areas of habitat in a combined effort to protect the Booroolong frog.

Booroolong Frog, Litoria booroolongensis

The Booroolong frog is a medium-sized tree frog, that lives in permanent rocky streams. Once widespread, from the Queensland to Victorian border, this endangered frog suffered a decline, disappearing from over half of its range over the past 40 years.

The main cause of decline for the Booroolong frog has been the amphibian chytrid fungus, in concert with land use related threats. These threats include loss of stream habitat, sedimentation, weed invasion, changes to stream hydrology, and the use of herbicides and pesticides near streams.

The Saving our Species Booroolong frog conservation program is working with private landholders and land managers, State Forests, Landcare, Local Land Services and National Parks and Wildlife Service to protect this threatened species.

The focus of conservation efforts to help the Booroolong frog includes protecting and rehabilitating areas of habitat, and weed and erosion control. These measures also benefit countless other species.

The program includes monitoring, to determine if Booroolong frog populations remain stable or increase as a result of conservation efforts for this species.

To get involved in Saving our Species or to find out more about ways to support the conservation of the Booroolong frog, please email savingourspecies@environment.nsw.gov.au.

To find out more visit Booroolong Frog – profile