This study is produced as a result of the project “Inclusion of the local community in protecting and improving the habitat of the endangered Skadar frog (Pelophylax shqipericus) in the Bojana River Delta, Montenegro”.
The Skadar frog (Pelophylax shqipericus) is an endangered Balkan endemic species of green frogs, recognized as one of the key species of the unique biodiversity of the Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) Delta Bojana. However, aquatic species such as green frogs, whose population abundance is considered a good indicator of quality of wetland habitats, are highly endangered in this area, primarily due to destruction, land use change, fragmentation and pollution of habitats.
The study presents current knowledge on various aspects of ecology, threatening factors, national regulations and spatial planning documentation concerning the Skadar frog and its habitats in the area of the Bojana River Delta, as well as the results of field research and awareness raising activities undertaken during the project duration. Based on all these data, measures for protection and conservation of the Skadar frog and its habitats are proposed in the study.
EnvPro was a partner in this project, involved in project design and some aspects of implementation, supporting also study review before publication.