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The Hon Peter Garrett AM MP
Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts

Minister launches Corroboree Frog Trust to fund preservation efforts

Media release
1 May 2009
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Efforts to save one of Australia's most recognisable frogs, the Corroboree Frog, from extinction were boosted today with the launch of the Corroboree Frog Conservation Trust Fund.

Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, Peter Garrett, officially launched the Trust at the Wonga Wetlands Education Centre on the Murray River near Albury.

"Many Australians know Corroboree Frogs by their bright yellow and black markings. Sadly, the Corroboree Frog is seriously threatened with extinction and preservation efforts are at a critical stage."

"That's why I am pleased to launch the Corroboree Frog Conservation Trust Fund today. The Trust is an environmental charity, which Minister Bowen and I have listed with the Register of Environmental Organisations, so all donations to it are tax deductible."

Everyone who wants to help preserve Corroboree Frogs will now have one point of access to make donations and learn more about Corroboree Frogs.

Already the Trust partners are working together to deliver a national recovery program:

The ACT Government is also a partner, undertaking breeding programs for the Northern Corroboree frog.

"It is particularly pleasing to see business get behind these preservation efforts and I commend Australian Geographic on their donation and ongoing sponsorship of this cause," Mr Garrett said.

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