The Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP-S) for Pickersgill’s Reed Frog is now out for public comment. This is essentially a conservation plan outlining actions to address the various threats to this species, with input from all relevant stakeholders. The development of the document has been led by Amphibian Survival Alliance partner Endangered Wildlife Trust, as well as Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife. Once comments have been finalized, the plan itself will be gazetted by government. This is quite exciting because this is the first such plan for a South African frog to reach this stage.
Comments are due no later than 10 July, 2016. You can download a copy of the plan, as well detailed instructions on how to submit your comments HERE.
Photo: Pickersgill’s Reed Frog © Sam Phillips.