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NORTHWEST AMPHIBIAN RECOVERY PROJECT
Northwest Amphibian Recovery Project is working to save:
Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa)
Declared endangered in Washington State.
Threats: Fragmentation and loss of wetland habitat, invasive species (including bullfrogs), and disease.
Recovery plan: Give frogs a headstart by raising them in captivity until they have completed metamorphosis from tadpole to frog, giving them a better chance to escape predators. Frog eggs are collected in late winter and young frogs are released in early fall.
Partners: Woodland Park Zoo, Oregon Zoo, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, Mountain View Conservation Center, Vancouver Aquarium, Greater Vancouver Zoo, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and British Columbia Ministry of the Environment. Start-up funding for Woodland Park Zoo’s Oregon spotted frog headstarting program provided by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums' Conservation Endowment Fund.
Oregon spotted frog
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NORTHWEST NATIVE SPECIES RECOVERY PROJECTS
Woodland Park Zoo’s expertise in captive rearing, captive breeding and research plays an essential role within the Pacific Northwest conservation community. WPZ collaborates with other zoos and aquariums on these and other projects as a member of the Northwest Zoo and Aquarium Alliance.
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