Threatened amphibian species
There is one amphibian species in the Capricornia region that falls into this category.
Definition: A species is considered to be endangered if it has not been seen in the
wild for a period of time, habitat has been reduced to the point where
the species is in danger of extinction, the population size has reduced
to a point where the species is in danger of extinction or the survival
of the species in the wild is unlikely if a threatening process
frog species like many others is threatened by the Chytrid Fungus that
is suspected of causing the decline of frog populations. It is
likely to be susceptible to trampling and increased nutrient loads
resulting from grazing in and upstream of habitat areas. Trampling may
also alter the hydrology of seepage areas. The tinkerfrog is also very
likely to be susceptible to predation and habitat destruction by pigs.
At present pigs are not known from any of the sites occupied by the
tinkerfrog although they are known from areas less than 2km away. Fire
may also threaten populations of the Kroombit Tinkerfrog.
There is one amphibian species in the region that is in this category.
Definition: A species is considered to be vulnerable if its population is
decreasing, its population has been seriously depleted, its population
is at risk from a threatening process, its population is localised or
depends on a limited habitat.
quality caused by herbicides, insecticides, reduction of oxygen in the
water due to excessive nutrients, Chytrid fungus causing disease,
habitat modification (e.g. vegetation clearing, invasive weeds).
What can you do to help?
If you would like to help our threatened species there are a number of
ways that you can get involved. You can contact the CCC
to enquire about community involvement or you can contact the
Queensland Frog Society to enquire about their many activities.
Queensland Frog Society Inc. PO Box 7017, East Brisbane,
Qld 4169 Tel: 07 3366 1868 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The source of information for the threatened bird species in
Capricornia was the Department of Environment and Resource Management
(DERM) website at http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/wildlife-ecosystems/wildlife/threatened_plants_and_animals/index.html