Nature conservation

Threatened species

Pouched Frog (Assa darlingtoni)

Saving our Species strategy

This species has been assigned to the Keep-watch species management stream under the Saving our Species (SoS) program.

Justification for allocation to this management stream

Relatively large populations of this species occur within reserves (e.g. Washpool and Dorrigo National Parks) where current management is sufficient to ensure their long term security.

Conservation status

Management objectives

This SoS strategy aims to ensure the security of this species in the long-term and maintain its conservation status under the BC Act.

Species sightings and management sites across NSW

How will this species be managed?

Key management sites for this threatened species are being identified by the NSW Government and other program partners, where feasible, cost-effective and beneficial management actions can be undertaken. Currently, no management sites have been identified for this threatened species.

  • This species is likely to be secure in NSW for the long term without targeted management, assuming adequate ongoing management of habitat within the public reserve system. This species is therefore a lower priority for investment than other, more threatened species that have urgent management requirements. Any change in the status of this species (e.g. decline in abundance or emergence of a significant threat) will trigger a shift to the Site-managed stream and the development of a conservation project, which will be prioritised for implementation.
A number of state-wide conservation actions have also been identified for this threatened species, which can be viewed by clicking the link below.

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  • Monitor known populations to identify trends in population numbers.
  • Survey prior to road and track maintenance in potential habitat of the species, assess need to protect trackside habitat.
  • Ensure species is considered in Plans of Management, Fire Management Strategies, planning and operations.
  • Control lantana in riparian areas in Washpool NP.

Are you or is someone you know doing conservation work for this species or in this area?

Contact us to tell us about the work. Your input will help OEH evaluate the status of threatened species and provide a broader picture of conservation work across NSW.