Gerry Marantelli talks at Snakes Alive: 'Saving frogs because we MUST!'

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Friday, 18 January 2013 - 4:30pm

Please join us to hear Gerry Marantelli of the Amphibian Research Centre (ARC) in Victoria, and for nibbles afterwards.

Over one third of the world’s amphibians and the ecosystems they hold together are now threatened in the largest mass extinction since the dinosaurs. Gerry's talk will cover the latest research into the problems facing frogs around the world. He will guide us through why we need frogs, why they are now threatened, and what progress has been made to bring our most critically endangered frog species back from the brink.

The ARC is dedicated to the research and conservation of Australian frogs. It is also involved in efforts to breed and preserve a number of Australia's most endangered frogs, including the Southern Corroboree Frog.

Come along to the theatrette at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, and join us afterwards for nibbles and soft drink, and an opportunity to discuss issues with Gerry further.

When: Friday 18 January 2013.
Time: 4:30-6pm
Bookings: Call Margaret Ning on 0427 788 304.

This talk will follow the Snakes Alive exhibition of live reptiles and amphibians put on by the ACT Herpetological Association (open 10am-4pm on the day in the Gardens; $5 adults, $2 kids).

For more information about the ARC and ACT Herpetological Association, have a look at and Raffle tickets supporting Corroboree Frog research will be available at the talk should you wish to contribute.