Amphibians are among the most endangered animal groups in Austria and worldwide. One example of this is the endangered Green toad, a pronounced pioneer species. In Austria, its main distribution area is in eastern Austria.
In the AmphiBiom project, we would like to work with you to explore the distribution of the green toad in Austria and create new habitats for green toads and other amphibians.
What is AmphiBiom?
AmphiBiom is the combination of the words amphibians and biome. A biome is a community or a specific large habitat with the living organisms and inanimate components it contains. The AmphiBiom project is dedicated to recording and creating (new) habitats for Green toads and other amphibians.
Breeding call monitoring
The AmphiBiom project uses a combination of two methods to record the occurrence of Green toads throughout Austria: 1. Call monitoring and 2. Citizen science. We invite you to use our smartphone app (AmphiApp in the Android Play Store or the Apple App Store) to record the calls of Green toads.
The aim of the pond initiative is to create a large number of spawning waters for the Green toad and other pioneer species utilizing small bodies of water. The colonisation is being scientifically monitored as closely as possible with the involvement of specialist expertise.