Amphibians, situation critical: Insights from the leaders in the field saving Victoria’s frogs
The Baw Baw Frog, endemic to the Mt Baw Baw plateau in the Central Highlands of Victoria – now have an estimated wild population of less than 500.
Climate change and the infectious disease Chytrid Fungus have devastated species like the Baw Baw Frog across Victoria and around the world. Hear from experts working in the field in a race against the clock to prevent the extinction of local frog species. From bushfires to climate change, find out how they are working together with partners to tackle the many challenges that come with wildlife conservation.
Bring your questions! There will be a Q & A session at the end of the event with the panel.
Doors open at 5.30pm with drinks and snacks available for purchase at the bar.
This event will be AUSLAN interpreted for onsite attendees. Priority seating will be available in the front row.
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|5.30pm||Doors and bar open (strictly no entry after 6.00pm)|
|6.00pm||Introduction by Dr Sally Sherwen|
|7.05pm||Networking opportunity (last bar opportunity)|
*All timings are approximate and can be subject to last minute change
About the speakers
Dr Deon Gilbert
Threatened Species Biologist Zoos Victoria
Program Leader – Threatened Fauna, Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Dr Matt West
Research Fellow (Amphibian Ecology), University of Melbourne
Specialist Keeper - Amphibian Bushfire Recovery Programs at Zoos Victoria
About the host
Dr Sally Sherwen
Director of Wildlife Conservation & Science at Zoos Victoria
Proudly presented by LEAP - Zoos Victoria's business consultancy for leadership, environment, animals and purpose.
This event is part of the Inspiring Victoria ACCLIMATISE program for National Science Week.