A look at amphibians in northern B.C.

Amphibians of the world and in B.C. will be the focus of two presentations at Charlie Lake Provincial Park, June 28.

Purnima Govindarajulu is the provincial herpetologist with the B.C. Ministry of the Environment and has been looking at the conservation of amphibians within the province.

Govindarajulu will be giving two presentations on amphibians and their habitats with the first presentation taking place at 2:30 p.m. and the second taking place at 7 p.m.

The presentations will look at the different amphibians that live in the Peace River region, how they are surviving, why they are important to the environment and any threats that exist to their habitat and survival.

A trip to Watson’s Slough will take place after the first presentation where people will be able to look at some local amphibians and their habitats.

The sessions will take place at the day use area at the Park. Everyone is welcome to attend either session; however the first presentation will be aimed at industry and government whereas the second will be specifically for the general public.

Attendees will get a copy of a new amphibian guide and will learn about Frog Watch, a program where the public can report information about frogs and amphibians that will be included in a provincial database.

Anyone who has questions about the presentations can contact Conrad Thiessen at the Ministry of Environment at 250-787-3287 or Glynnis Maundrell at the Charlie Lake Conservation Society at 250-261-9478.

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