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The Living Murray tadpole hunt

Ever wondered how a scientist monitors how many frogs are in a forest? Watch this video to find out. 

Published: 25 February 2022

Located in Murray Valley National Park (New South Wales) and Barmah National Park (Victoria), the Barmah–Millewa Forest is one of 6 icon sites on the Murray River.

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority’s Living Murray program funds the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority to monitor these forested wetlands for their response to the delivery of water for the environment.

Frogs are one of the animals monitored.

This video shows how this is done and some of the species being recorded, and it highlights the importance of water for the environment in keeping the forest and its wetlands healthy.

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