Southern bell frog monitoring in the Lower Lakes
This project is now complete.
What was the project?
Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin, together with wetland managers and community groups, is aiming to maintain and enhance the biodiversity values of the region. The Wetlands and Floodplains Program completed a project in 2011 that observed the biotic response of the Southern bell frog to changes in environmental conditions within the Goolwa Channel, as part of the Goolwa Channel Water Level Management Project.
What were the aims?
The main aims were to:
- identify existing populations and core breeding populations
- assess the habitat conditions at core breeding sites in relation to water level and habitat structure
- identify habitats that may require management, enhancement and/or conservation.
What was found?
The investigations showed that there is a need to conserve and appropriately manage wetlands and vegetation communities associated with breeding habitats of the Southern bell frog. This is to be done by building upon current land management practices and implementing a variable hydrological regime.
Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin
The Coorong Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth Recovery Project is funded by the South Australian Government’s Murray Futures program and the Australian Government.