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  • Icon of Amphibian Action Plans Amphibian Action Plans (15 files)
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  • Icon of Amphibians in the Classroom or at Home Amphibians in the Classroom or at Home (4 files)
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  • Icon of Document Templates Document Templates (5 files)
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  • Icon of Enclosures Enclosures (6 files)
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  • Icon of Feeding and Nutrition Feeding and Nutrition (22 files)
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  • Icon of General Husbandry Documents General Husbandry Documents (14 files)
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  • Icon of Health Health (51 files)
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  • Icon of Light and UV Light and UV (10 files)
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  • Icon of Population Management Population Management (7 files)
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  • Icon of Program development Program development (2 files)
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  • Icon of Rearing Rearing (3 files)
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  • Icon of Reintroduction Reintroduction (3 files)
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  • Icon of Reproduction Reproduction (4 files)
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  • Icon of Taxon-specific Husbandry Taxon-specific Husbandry (30 files)
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  • Icon of Taxon-specific Management Plans Taxon-specific Management Plans (16 files)
    • Icon of Ex Situ Management Guidelines - Neurergus kaiseri Ex Situ Management Guidelines - Neurergus kaiseri (166.6 KB)
      Author:Compiled by Helena Olsson edited by Richard Gibson
      Language:English

    • Icon of Long-Term Recovery Strategy for the Critically Endangered mountain chicken 2014-2034 Long-Term Recovery Strategy for the Critically Endangered mountain chicken 2014-2034 (6.4 MB)

      The mountain chicken’s perilous situation has brought together the conservation efforts taking place in both Dominica and Montserrat to produce the unified strategy presented in this document for trying to reverse the trajectory of the species towards extinction. This Long-term Recovery Strategy will promote closer collaboration between our partners in Montserrat and further afield and encourage the exchange of ideas and methods we are developing to effect the recovery of this iconic species. The Strategy is aligned with the Dominica National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2014-2020 which sets out a series of actions to minimise the loss of biodiversity in Dominica. The Strategy will help deliver this goal, supported by the crapaud captive breeding centre that has been established in our country.

      Author:Adams, S L, Morton, M N, Terry, A, Young, R P, Dawson, J, Martin, L, Sulton, M, Hudson, M, Cunningham, A, Garcia, G, Goetz, M, Lopez, J, Tapley, B, Burton, M and Gray, G.
      Version:2014
      Language:English

    • Icon of Modelo y directrices para el desarrollo de una Plan de Acción / Recuperación de Especies Modelo y directrices para el desarrollo de una Plan de Acción / Recuperación de Especies (47.7 KB)

      Este formato se ha desarrollado como una guía para ayudar a los autores que están escribiendo un plan de acción para una especie de anfibio. Incluye una serie de secciones y sub-secciones sugeridas junto con una breve definición de lo que debe incluirse en cada sección. Cada país probablemente tendrá necesidades diferentes y puede decidir excluir algunas de estas secciones y/o agregar secciones adicionales. Ten en cuenta que este formato es bastante completa y posiblemente, incluye más información de la necesaria para un plan básico. La primera versión de un plan de acción de especies no necesita ser tan detallada - se puede agregar información adicional a medida que el plan se desarrolla.

      Author:Amphibian Ark
      Version:Version 1, 2017
      Language:Spanish

    • Icon of National Recovery Plan for Booroolong Frog (Litoria booroolongensis) National Recovery Plan for Booroolong Frog (Litoria booroolongensis) (700.1 KB)

      This document constitutes the national recovery plan for the booroolong frog (Litoria booroolongensis) in Australia. It identifies actions to be undertaken to ensure the long-term viability of the species in nature, and current stakeholders involved in this recovery program.

      Author:Office of Environment and Heritage (NSW)
      Version:2012
      Language:English

    • Icon of National Recovery Plan for the Baw Baw Frog, Philoria frosti National Recovery Plan for the Baw Baw Frog, Philoria frosti (4.3 MB)

      This document constitutes the revision of the first Recovery Plan for the Baw Baw Frog (Philoria frosti) (Hollis 1997) in Australia. The plan assesses the performance of the previous plan, and considers the future conservation, management and research requirements for the species. It identifies conservation objectives, the actions to be taken to ensure the species' long-term survival prospects across its distribution, and the parties responsible for their implementation. It also identifies criteria for which the success of implementation of actions will be assessed. The actions identified will be undertaken or managed by the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment, Parks Victoria, Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort Management Board, Amphibian Research Centre, James Cook University and selected external consultants. Successfully achieving the objectives of this Recovery Plan is subject to budgetary and other constraints affecting the parties involved. The plan may also be subject to amendments in the event of new information, or following recommended changes by the Baw Baw Frog Recovery Team.

      Author:Hollis, G.J., Department of Sustainability and Environment, East Melbourne
      Version:2011
      Language:English

    • Icon of National Recovery Plan for the Southern Bell Frog Litoria raniformis National Recovery Plan for the Southern Bell Frog Litoria raniformis (674.1 KB)

      Concern about the decline of amphibians around the world has been increasing for more than a decade. The Southern Bell Frog Litoria raniformis is one such declining species. Once one of the most common frogs in many parts of south-eastern Australia, the range of this species has declined markedly, and loss of populations has resulted in a fragmented, disjunct distribution. The Southern Bell Frog is listed as Vulnerable under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). It is also listed as Endangered in New South Wales (Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995), Vulnerable in South Australia (National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972) and Tasmania (Threatened Species Protection Act 1995), and Threatened in Victoria (Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988). Current threats include habitat loss and degradation, barriers to movement, predation, disease and exposure to biocides. This Recovery Plan summarises current knowledge of the Southern Bell Frog, documents the research and management actions undertaken to date, and identifies the actions required and organisations responsible to ensure the ongoing viability of the species in the wild

      Author:Nick Clemann and Graeme R. Gillespie
      Version:Department of Sustainability and Environment, Melbourne, 2012
      Language:English

    • Icon of National Recovery Plan for the Stuttering Frog, Mixophyes balbus National Recovery Plan for the Stuttering Frog, Mixophyes balbus (294.0 KB)

      This Recovery Plan summarises our current knowledge of the Stuttering Frog (Mixophyes balbus) in Australia, documents the conservation research and management actions undertaken to date, and identifies the actions required and parties responsible to ensure the ongoing viability of this species in the wild. Achieving the objectives of this Recovery Plan is subject to budgetary and other constraints affecting the parties involved. It is necessary that this Recovery Plan be viewed as dynamic, such that changes are made in the priority or structure of recovery actions as new information arises.

      Author:David Hunter and Graeme Gillespie
      Version:Department of Sustainability and Environment, Melbourne, 2011
      Language:English

    • Icon of Southern Corroboree Frog and Northern Corroboree Frog National Recovery Plan Southern Corroboree Frog and Northern Corroboree Frog National Recovery Plan (872.3 KB)

      This document constitutes the national recovery plan for the southern corroboree frog (Pseudophryne corroboree) and northern corroboree frog (Pseudophryne pengilleyi) in eastern Australia. It identifies actions to be undertaken to ensure the long-term viability of both species in nature, and current stakeholders involved in their recovery. This is the first national recovery plan for the northern corroboree frog and the second for the southern corroboree frog.

      Author:David Hunter
      Version:Office of Environment and Heritage (NSW), 2012
      Language:English

    • Icon of Species Management Guidelines for Mountain Chicken, Leptodactylus fallax Species Management Guidelines for Mountain Chicken, Leptodactylus fallax (227.8 KB)
      Author:Richard Gibson, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
      Version:July 2001
      Language:English

    • Icon of Taxon Management Plan – Lake Oku Clawed Frog (Xenopus longipes) Taxon Management Plan – Lake Oku Clawed Frog (Xenopus longipes) (39.0 KB)
      Author:Robert Browne, Thomas Doherty-Bone, David Blackbu rn
      Version:2nd Draft 15/03/2009
      Language:English

    • Icon of Taxon Management Plan – Mantella aurantiaca Taxon Management Plan – Mantella aurantiaca (36.2 KB)
      Author:F. Andreone, R. Gibson, F. Mattioli
      Version:2nd draft, May 2007
      Language:English

    • Icon of Taxon Management Plan – Neurergus microspilotus Taxon Management Plan – Neurergus microspilotus (49.1 KB)
      Author:Robert Browne and Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani
      Version:September 2009
      Language:English

    • Icon of Taxon Management Plan – Ranitomeya (Dendrobates) imitator Taxon Management Plan – Ranitomeya (Dendrobates) imitator (464.8 KB)
      Author:Tree Walkers International
      Language:English

    • Icon of Taxon Management Plan: Oregon Spotted Frog, Rana pretiosa Taxon Management Plan: Oregon Spotted Frog, Rana pretiosa (159.9 KB)
      Author:Karen Goodrowe Beck
      Version:March 2009
      Language:English

    • Icon of Template and guidelines for developing a Species Action/Recovery Plan Template and guidelines for developing a Species Action/Recovery Plan (42.7 KB)

      This template has been developed as a guide to assist authors who are writing an action plan for a single amphibian species. It includes a range of suggested sections and sub-sections, along with a brief definition of what should be included in each section. Each country will likely have different needs, and may decide to exclude some of these sections and/or add additional sections. Please note that this template is quite comprehensive, and possibly includes more information than is necessary for a basic plan. The first version of a species action plan does not need to be as detailed - additional information can be added as the plan develops.

      Author:Amphibian Ark
      Version:Version 1, 2017
      Language:English

    • Icon of Yellow-spotted Bell Frog (Litoria castanea) and Peppered Frog (Litoria piperata) Recovery Plan Yellow-spotted Bell Frog (Litoria castanea) and Peppered Frog (Litoria piperata) Recovery Plan (848.3 KB)

      The Yellow-spotted Bell Frog and the Peppered Tree Frog are two frog species endemic to the highlands and tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. The Yellow-spotted Bell Frog also occurs in the Australian Capital Territory. Neither species has been definitely recorded in the wild since the mid 1970s, and concerns are held for their continued survival. In a formal response to these concerns, both species have been listed under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (TSC Act). The aim of this recovery plan is to assist in returning these two species to a position of viability in nature.

      Author:NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
      Version:20 February 2004
      Language:English

  • Icon of Water and Water Quality Water and Water Quality (6 files)
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  • Icon of Workshop presentations Workshop presentations (18 files)
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