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Pickersgill_s Reed Frog Reintroduction
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Date: 2021-10-03 21:48:59

Pickersgill_s Reed Frog Reintroduction

MEDIA INVITATION
 
ETHEKWINI NEWSFLASH
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
09 NOVEMBER 2020
 
Pickersgill’s Reed Frog Reintroduction
 
A giant leap towards conservation will be made on Tuesday, 10 November, when the eThekwini Municipality’s wetland system at the Buffelsdraai Reforestation Project Site welcomes a number of captive bred Pickersgill’s Reed frogs, an endangered amphibian species, from Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and Johannesburg City Parks Zoo.
 
The reintroduction of the almost extinct Hyperolius pickersgilli species to its natural habitat forms part of an ongoing project aimed at rejuvenating the species. It is also a step towards achieving the Department of Environmental Affair’s objective of improving the conservation status of the endangered amphibian.
 
The Hyperolius pickersgilli is currently in the Endangered Red List status and its reintroduction is a step towards bolstering its status, ultimately to Least Concern.
 
DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
 
DATE: 10 November 2020
TIME: 11h30 for 12h00
VENUE: Buffelsdraai Landfill Site
RSVP: Adrian Armstrong via email: Adrian.Armstrong@kznwildlife.com
 
DRESS CODE: Protective clothing suitable for walking on the edge of a wetland, including waterproof footwear
 
ENDS
 
Issued by eThekwini Municipality Communications Unit.