Wednesday 18 August 2021, 6pm.
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. 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. Registration closes at 10.30am on event day.
Dr Sally Sherwen, Director of Wildlife Conservation and Science at Zoos Victoria.
Dr Deon Gilbert, Threatened Species Biologist Zoos Victoria.
Nick Clemann, Program Leader, Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research, Department of Environment and Primary Industries.
Dr Matt West Research Fellow (Amphibian Ecology), University of Melbourne
Adam Lee, Specialist Keeper – Amphibian Bushfire Recovery Programs at Zoos Victoria