There is considerable international concern about declines and extinctions of many populations of amphibians at high altitudes (eg. McDonald 1990; Carey 1993; Fellers and Drost 1993). The Australian Alps has not been immune from such declines, where at least five species of frog are reported to be in serious decline (Gillespie et al. 1995; Hollis 1995; Hunter et al. 1997). These include several endemic species such as the Baw Baw Frog (Philoria frosti) (Hollis 1997) and the Southern Corroboree Frog (Pseudophryne corroboree).
The attainment of this Recovery Plan’s objectives is subject to budgetary and other constraints affecting the parties involved. It may also be necessary to amend this Recovery Plan in the event of new information or following recommended changes to the Recovery Program by the Recovery Team. The information in this Recovery Plan is accurate to January 2001.