Improving Conservation Outcomes For The Critically Endangered White-Bellied Frog Geocrinia Alba (Anura: Myobatrachidae) – An Isolated Declining Endemic
Amphibians are one of the most threatened faunal groups in the present global biodiversity crisis. Currently over a third of amphibians are listed as threatened worldwide and populations are declining at unprecedented rates. Amphibians are not only integral components of ecosystems, but are regarded as ͚bioindicators͛ – indicators of ecosystem health – due to their sensitivity to environmental disturbances.
Emily hopes to achieve tangible practical management outcomes, which ultimately increase the current extent and viability of the critically endangered white-bellied frog (Geocrinia alba). Additionally, the project will have an influence on a larger scale, having broader application for amphibian conservation and improving threatened species management. I aim to improve our understanding of species extinction risk, population translocations and climate change knowledge into range-wide conservation management strategies and decision-making frameworks applicable to other species.