The Green and Golden Bell Frog

The Green and Golden Bell Frog population at Sydney Olympic Park is one of the largest populations of this endangered species remaining in New South Wales, and the Kronos Hill/Wentworth Common precincts has been identified by the NSW ‘Saving Our Species’ program.

Though once one of the most common frogs in south-east Australia, the green and golden bell frog has endured major population declines, particularly in highland areas, leading to its current classification as globally vulnerable. Its numbers have continued to fall and are threatened by habitat loss and degradation, pollution, introduced species, and parasites and pathogens, including the chytrid Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.

The green and golden bell frog survives in some areas of Sydney, including Sydney Olympic Park where the proposed tennis courts were planned. When the green and golden bell frog was found there, the tennis courts were built elsewhere, and the population has since been monitored. This frog has become an unofficial mascot for the Homebush Bay area

Conservation Volunteers Australia with the support of the Communities Environment Program has undertaken habitat restoration and re-connectivity work at Sydney Olympic Park to support this critical population and its wild future.

Green and golden bellfrog habitat restoration

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