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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)
    • Icon of Considerations and Recommendations for Raising Live Amphibians in Classrooms Considerations and Recommendations for Raising Live Amphibians in Classrooms (907.6 KB)
      The reality of emerging infectious diseases as a primary threat to amphibian populations prompted us to consider carefully some recommendations made by those authors, and also the general notion of reducing disease risks associated with keeping living amphibians in K–12 classrooms—although the same concerns apply to living amphibians in all ex-situ situations (see Pessier 2008; Zippel et al. 2006).
      Author:Joseph R. Mendelson III et al.
      Version:Herpetological Review , 2009, 40(2), 142–144
      Language:English

    • Icon of Establishing Frog Habitats on your Property Establishing Frog Habitats on your Property (169.0 KB)
      To re-establish or extend breeding grounds for local frog species on your property, you will need to provide dams that in part contain shallow zones and adequate vegetation cover, with protection from polluted runoff, from predatory fish and if possible from direct access by stock. You will also need to protect creeks from agricultural pollutants, where necessary in conjunction with your neighbours. There are also benefits to frogs and other wildlife if you can link up dams to existing wildlife corridors via vegetation strips, or if you can create corridors along creek lines and ponds.
      Author:Merinda Voigt, Frog and Tadpole Study Group of NSW
      Version:December 1992. Revised April 2006
      Language:English

    • Icon of Keeping Frogs in your Garden Keeping Frogs in your Garden (98.8 KB)
      This leaflet shows you how to establish or modify a garden pond for many of those local frog species that spawn in still or slowly moving water. The pond must be free of predatory fish and of polluting chemicals. It must also have gently sloping sides for the frogs to emerge and vegetation shelter around the pond.
      Author:Merinda Voigt, Frog and Tadpole Study Group of NSW
      Version:December 1992. Latest revision April 2006
      Language:English

    • Icon of Pond Building Guide Pond Building Guide (3.4 MB)
      Amphibians live and breed in a wide variety of habitats, so there is not a single pond or wetland design that will satisfy the needs of all amphibian species or amphibians in all localities. A major objective of Operation Frog Pond is to encourage research and experimentation to develop designs and management practices to accommodate a diverse range of amphibian species with different habitat requirements. Guidelines for creating amphibian friendly habitats will be published as new information becomes available. We offer the following guidelines for creating your own amphibian haven.
      Author:Tree Walkers International
      Language:English

  • 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 (50 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)
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  • 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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