It’s good to be green! Celebrating World Frog Day 2023

World Frog Day 2023

20 March 2023

Celebrate World Frog Day 2023 by learning about the frogs living in your local area and how you can help conserve them.

World Frog Day, celebrated on 20 March each year, aims to raise awareness of frog species around the world, their key role in healthy ecosystems, and how we can protect them.

Frogs play a central role in many ecosystems. They control the insect population and are a food source for many larger animals. Frogs can also secrete substances through their skin. Some secretions are beneficial and researchers have used some of them to create new antibiotics and painkillers.

Any decline in frog populations has a ripple effect on the surrounding wildlife, disturbing an otherwise well-balanced food web.

FACT: Frogs are the only remaining amphibians in Australia!

Declining frog populations

Australia has 246 native species of frog, many of which are in decline.

Threats impacting declining frog species include climate change, disease, habitat loss, urban development, and drought.

In Queensland alone[1],

  • 11 Queensland frog species are listed as critically endangered
  • 7 species are listed as endangered.

Whilst these numbers are worrying, there are many things you can do to help frogs in your local environment.

Get involved this World Frog Day

Wildlife Queensland Froggy February Photo Competition

Announcing the winners of the 2023 Wildlife Queensland Froggy February Photo Competition

Throughout the month of February, as part of our #froggyfebruary photo competition, we encouraged everyone to head outdoors and capture the beauty and diversity of our frogs and their environment.

Today, we’re celebrating World Frog Day with the announcement of our photo competition winner and two runner-up entries, featuring information about the frog species they photographed.

Visit our Froggy February Photo Competition page for full details.

[1] As of November 2021

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