Amphibians, situation critical: Insights from the leaders in the field saving Victoria’s frogs


Wednesday 18 August, 2021


Join us onsite or online. Bookings essential.

Booking closes at 10am on Wednesday 18 August


6pm - 7pm AEST

Onsite door opens from 5.30pm and strictly closes at 6pm

Onsite Location

Leopard Lodge at Melbourne Zoo


Onsite: $10 AUD per person

Online: Free


Onsite: 160 people (pending covid restrictions)

Age Restriction 

Attendees must be over 16 years of age and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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.

If you are joining us online, you will still need to register the event. Please click 'book now'. Once you've registered, please use the link below to access the online event. Registration closes at 10.30am on event day.

The Program

5.30pm Doors and bar open (strictly no entry after 6.00pm)
6.00pm Introduction by Dr Sally Sherwen
6.05pm Seminar starts
6.40pm Q&A commences
7.00pm Seminar ends
7.05pm Networking opportunity (last bar opportunity)

Doors close

*All timings are approximate and can be subject to last minute change

About the speakers

Dr Deon Gilbert

Threatened Species Biologist Zoos Victoria

Nick Clemann

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

Adam Lee

Specialist Keeper - Amphibian Bushfire Recovery Programs at Zoos Victoria

About the host

Dr Sally Sherwen

Director of Wildlife Conservation & Science at Zoos Victoria

Your ticket purchase will help us save endangered species in 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.