$160,100 for Goulburn Broken Frog Farming, Fish DNA

A $19,000 stipend has been made to the Winton Wetland Management Committee to improve captive breeding for the reintroduction of snarling herbivorous frogs to the Goulburn Broken watershed.

Six Goulburn Broken environmental projects will share $160,100 from the Government of Victoria.

Projects include $19,000 to support the captive breeding of herbivorous growling frogs and $24,000 to help Threatened Species Conservancy with DNA testing of fish to monitor population sizes.

Victoria’s Water Minister Harriet Shing announced funding for the pilot projects on August 31.

The Strathbogie Ranges Conservation Management Network will receive $30,000 to reduce the impact of climate change on the Ranges by collecting and sharing environmental information online.

The Taungurung Land and Water Board will use its $30,000 to build relationships with the community of Molesworth and neighboring landowners to heal the land and undertake invasive weeding work.

BehaviourWorks Australia and Monash University will share $30,000 to conduct research and poll farmers and industry on climate change awareness and best land management practices.

Water Stewardship Australia will receive $26,700 to undertake an audit of water use and needs at Strathbogie Shire.

The new funding of $160,100 comes from the Our Catchments, Our Communities program.