Sloane’s Froglet is an endangered species with a very restricted distribution in NSW. The largest remaining populations in NSW occur in the Corowa and Thurgoona-Wirlinga areas. The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Corowa District Landcare and Woolshed Thurgoona Landcare groups are coordinating a community-based Sloane’s Froglet survey and monitoring program, known as Sloane's Champions.
NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), Federation Council and Corowa District Landcare have joined forces to launch the community-based initiative, Sloane’s Champions. This program has been running in Albury with great success and is now being expanded to include Corowa.
Community members are being asked to assist in the surveying and monitoring of Sloane’s Froglet. The data that is collected will help plan and prioritise conservation work for this tiny frog to secure its long-term future in NSW.
A basic, but important principle of looking after threatened species is understanding where they are found, and where they are not. The Sloane’s Champions monitoring program is helping us to understand Sloane’s Froglet distribution and how it changes over time, as well as providing a snapshot of Sloane’s froglet “hotspots” over their winter breeding period.
Sloane's Champions is open to anyone interested in undertaking survey and monitoring work using the Frog ID App to help secure the future of this Froglet. Download the Frog ID App and join the group "Sloane's Champions" to start conducting surveys in our local wetlands, dams, roadsides and anywhere there is water for a period of time over the winter months.
To support this initiative, a workshop was held in Corowa in July 2019, organised by Federation Council and Corowa District Landcare Group. The visit afterwards to the Whitehead Street Wetlands, a major site for Sloane’s froglet in Corowa, was a great opportunity for people to test out FrogID. Remember that it’s very useful to survey the same wetlands several times over a period of time, to account for changing conditions (like rainfall and temperature).
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