Gecko Talks - 23rd June in Currumbin RSL - Amphibians Under Threat
This month’s Gecko Talks on Wednesday June 23rd will be on amphibians and the devastating effects of the frog chytrid disease.
Dr Laura Grogan, from Griffith University, along with her research team, will be speaking about the effects of amphibian chytridiomycosis – a devastating fungal skin disease – and how the disease has led to the decline and extinction of many amphibian species globally.
Dr Grogan will be addressing her team’s study on the Fleay’s barred frog, and their investigation into how this species’ populations have recovered in the face of this disease and why understanding the mechanisms permitting the recovery of this species can be used to assist in the conservation of amphibian species globally.
RESCHEDULED TO When: Wednesday 28th September 2022 Where: Currumbin RSL Time: 7pm Cost: FREE Justine Dillon, a Proud Kombumerri woman, a project manager for Ngarang-Wal Gold Coast Aboriginal Association Inc and an environmentalist and a Read more…
This month Gecko Environment Council welcomes Gold Coast Council officers to Gecko’s regular talks on matters of interest to residents.
The talk this month will feature Council plans for tree planting throughout the city based on the Urban Tree Canopy Report undertaken by Arup in 2019. The report identified the priority areas and the urgent need for more trees. Studies indicate that 68% of our urban area has no canopy, while private owned land has 21%, road reserves 3%, public owned land (including open space) 8%. www.gecko.org.au
Reversing the Decline of Australian Native Wildlife This month we are joined by Genevieve Deaconos, Senior Development Executive in Queensland for Australia Wildlife Conservancy (AWC), a non-profit organisation dedicated to reversing the decline of native Read more…