Plight of the corroboree frog

The colourful southern corroboree frog is one of Australia’s most endangered species.
By AG STAFF May 16, 2014 Reading Time: < 1 Print this page

Australia boasts more than 200 species of frog and one of the most endangered is the corroboree frog.

Only about 100 are believed to survive in the wild. The chytrid fungus is behind a dramatic fall in numbers, as Dr Ken Green explains. A captive breeding program aims to avoid extinction of this vulnerable species.