There are at least 30 species of endangered frogs in Australia and New Zealand, and after the 2019/2020 Black Summer bushfires, and the long-lasting impact of the coronavirus on conservation efforts, the outlook for many of these frogs doesn’t look good.
But don’t worry—that’s where we come in.
Freddo is partnering with his friends over at Taronga Zoo Sydney, Zoos Victoria, and Conservation Volunteers Australia & New Zealand to help save the frogs!
By pledging $600,000 over three years to our partners, Freddo is kickstarting several major conservation projects that will tackle the various threats facing the endangered frogs of Australia and New Zealand.
The best part is, the work has already begun, supporting breeding programs and restoring habitats for Freddo’s friends everywhere.
The Northern Corroboree Frog
Spotted Tree Frog
Slide to meet Freddo's Friends
Did you know that frogs absorb water through their skin, so they don't need to drink it?
How cool is that!
We think frogs are incredible, but they’re actually more important than you might think. They keep insect populations in check by eating mosquitoes, flies, and other creepy crawlies. Tadpoles even keep our waterways flowing clean by nibbling away at moss and other blockages that can cause bodies of water to go stagnant.
Frogs are sensitive little creatures, which means they react to even the slightest changes in the environment. If something goes wrong, like climate change or pollution, frogs will be the first to know about it.
Sadly, there are lots of things that go wrong in the environment. Climate change is on the rise, introduced predators are running wild, and the deadly chytrid fungus is wiping out entire species of frogs faster than you can say ‘Northern Corroboree’.
With a little bit of help from his endangered mates, his conservation partners, and of course, all of you at home, we think that there’s a brighter future ahead for frogs everywhere.
To donate toour conservation partners, and help save the frogs, click the logos below.
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