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Applied conservation management of a threatened forest dependent frog, Heleioporus australiacus

TD Penman, FL Lemckert, MJ Mahony

Endangered Species Research | Published : 2008


Threatened species management should be based on reliable scientific research. The giant burrowing frog Heleioporus australiacus is a threatened species in south-eastern Australia, and is often recorded on land managed for commercial forestry. As a result, management prescriptions have been developed in the absence of significant research data. Here, we review the available research data and assess the potential for forest management practices to impact upon this species. The species is restricted to naturally vegetated areas, but avoids steep areas, large rivers and forests with high levels of vegetative ground cover. Individuals spend the majority of the year in the non-breeding habitat co..

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