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What is FrogID?

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 19 Jul 2018

Discover more about the FrogID citizen science project and learn how you can get involved!

Jodi Rowley and Godzilla celebrate the launch of FrogID

Jodi Rowley and Godzilla celebrate the launch of FrogID
Photographer: James Alcock © Australian Museum

Australia has over 240 known species of frog, almost all of which are found nowhere else in the world. Some species are flourishing, like the Striped Marsh Frog. But others have declined dramatically since the 1980s, and four have become extinct.

FrogID is a national citizen science project that is helping us learn more about what is happening to Australia’s frogs. All around the country, people are recording frog calls with nothing more than a smartphone.

With the data obtained through FrogID we are able to track the Cane Toad and identify where frogs are thriving and where they aren’t. And by matching calls to weather and habitat, we are learning more about how different frog species are responding to a changing environment.

This information could be crucial in saving Australia’s frogs.

Explore the interactive map to see where frog calls have been recorded and view Australia’s top froggers on our FrogID leaderboard.

Discover how to use FrogID: