Crookhaven Green and Golden Bell Frogs update, are you interested in being part of CSP?

Message from Lucy Loft, Community Engagement Officer, Biodiversity and Conservation, Department of Planning and Environment

"I met with some of you earlier in the year to hear your ideas and feedback in regards to setting up a Citizen Science Project (CSP) for the Crookhaven Green and Golden Bell Frogs. Please see below an update on this project. With the launch scheduled in September 2022, I would love to hear your thoughts on how we can further partner to promote this important local project.

  • Jerrinja Wandi Wandian women and artist, Rebecca Williams designed a logo for the CSP - ‘Guardians of the Green and Golden Bell frog’
  • Due to a reduction in funding, Enhua Lee who manages the statewide GGBF Saving our Species Project has had to reduce monitoring of Crookhaven GGBFs from annual to once every three years. As a result, citizen scientists will be vital to monitoring this population and assisting in conservation efforts.
  • We are in the process of finalising a brochure and website for the Guardians of GGBF (GGGBF) project that will assist people in finding out more about the project and how to join using the FrogID App. The logo will feature on both providing an Aboriginal perspective on the Crookhaven GGBF and its importance to the traditional custodians. The logo also features as an icon for the Guardians of the Green and Golden Bell Frog group on the FrogID App which you can join (and start recording) if you are a registered user of the free app – FrogID.
  • We will be launching the project in September (in time for the start of the GGBF season) through various avenues including a media release, webinar and hopefully a face-to-face event at Worrigee Nature Reserve.
  • We could set up a Bushcare/Landcare session to show volunteers working in/around the Crookhaven Floodplain how to register for the GGGBF and use FrogID.
    *It would be great to get some local frog enthusiasts involved to champion this project, if you know of anyone please get in touch." Lucy
Community Engagement Officer
Biodiversity and Conservation | Department of Planning and Environment

Posted on August 12, 2022 12:51 AM by barv barv


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