This report outlines a plan to secure the survival of New Zealand's native frogs.
Native frogs were formerly widespread and common throughout New Zealand. However, they are now much reduced in range, with remnant populations only occurring on the mainland of the North Island and on several islands in the Marlborough Sounds. The current agents of decline are thought primarily to be introduced mammalian predators, disease and habitat modification. The current recovery plan covers the period from 2013 to 2018 and sets in place the actions required to move into the next phase of recovery management for all four extant native frog species (Leiopelma spp.). In this respect, the plan spans a transitional phase to consolidate the security of the species and set the platform for their broader recovery.