Why Frogs Count

Australia has over 240 known species of frog, almost all of which are found nowhere else in the world. Some species are flourishing, like the Striped Marsh Frog. But others have declined dramatically since the 1980s, and four have become extinct. FrogID is a national citizen science project that is helping us learn more about what is happening to Australia’s frogs. All around the country, people are recording frog calls with nothing more than a smartphone.

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FrogID Aims

- Establish a nation-wide database of frog calls to document the true species diversity, distributions and breeding habitats of Australian frogs with high geographic coverage, and spatial, temporal and taxonomic accuracy never before possible. - Monitor frog distributions over time, help understand how frogs, and their ecosystems, are responding to a changing planet. - Inform conservation prioritisation and land-use planning decisions in Australia. - Connect the public with nature and raise awareness of the frogs and biodiversity conservation, facilitating participation in scientific research.

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There’s no way scientists can count Australia’s frogs on their own. The country’s too big and there’s too many frogs! That’s where you come in. With FrogID, citizen scientists just like you can help us put frogs on the map!
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