Jeanne Tarrant | Protecting Threatened Amphibians

Nov 18, 2020  9:00 - 9:45

(GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

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Jeanne, aka the “Frog Lady”, manages the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Threatened Amphibian Programme in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Almost all of her work is linked to threatened frog species, which are usually associated with very limited and specific habitat types, most of which are not protected or well-managed. Currently the programme has projects looking at about 8 threatened species across three provinces (KZN, Eastern Cape and Western Cape). Using threatened frog species as flagships for the conservation of important freshwater and terrestrial habitats, she implements species and habitat monitoring, habitat protection strategies at important amphibian areas, improves management of important amphibian habitat, uses research to support conservation action, and promote social change to galvanize behavioural change towards frogs and recognition of the importance of their habitats in South Africa. In 2020, Jeanne was recipient of the Whitley Award, or “Green Oscar” for her work in conservation.

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