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Saving Critically
Endangered Frogs


Live-streamed on Thursday, October 22, 2015

Worldwide, frog populations have been declining due to chytrid fungus, habitat loss and destruction, and predation from invasive species. In response, conservation organizations and governments are working together to successfully breed and reintroduce critically endangered frogs to save their wild counterparts. 

Join us for scientific presentations that describe the state of the world’s frog populations, the state of frog populations in the Pacific Northwest and how frog breeding programs are making a positive difference in helping Oregon Spotted and Rocky Mountain northern leopard frog populations increase in the Pacific Northwest. Complimentary appetizers and cash bar available.  Presentations will include:

  • Status of Frogs Worldwide by Dr. Vance Trudeau from University of Ottawa
  • Status of Frogs in the Pacific Northwest by Dr. Marc Hayes from Washington Fish and Wildlife
  • Status of Western Canada Frogs by Dr. Purnima Govindarajulu from BC Ministry of Environment
  • Using Decision Analysis to Inform Recovery of an Endangered Frog by Amanda Kissel from Simon Fraser University
  • Breeding Techniques by Dr. Dennis Thoney from Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre

In addition to this public event on October 23rd, a workshop is being held with an invited group of Pacific Northwest experts and resource managers to discuss diseases, hormones and techniques for breeding and releasing frogs. The workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Vancouver Aquarium.

If you have any questions, you can contact jonathan.hultquist@ocean.org or phone 604.659.3497.

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This talk was streamed live on the Vancouver Aquarium’s YouTube channel.

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