Threats to the endnagered Fleay’s Barred Frog (Mixophyes fleayi) are being reduced through control of weeds including mistflower at known breeding sites at Terania Creek in Nightcap National Park. Mistflower changes breeding habitat structure, clogging up gravel beds and reducing space. Actions are taken to minimise the spread of Chytrid fungal disease (hygiene protocols). Cane Toads are a threat to the frog, competing for food and habitat. Awareness and capacity to control Cane Toads is being raised through educational events and project promotions with school children, Landcare groups and the community. Project activities align with recovery strategies developed under the Saving Our Species program. The project will contribute to securing the species at the site and ensuring the population’s viability in the long term.
This project has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust