Continuous fauna surveys have been conducted by the Frog and Tadpole Study Group of New South Wales Inc. (FATS) at Wallingat since 1994. Between 1983 and 1994 occasional surveys were carried out by the founding members of FATS. Unlike the early surveys, which were entirely opportunistic, FATS established a series of regular survey locations within Wallingat State Forest (SF) and these sites have been routinely surveyed twice a year since 1994. In addition, opportunistic surveys were also undertaken for other fauna. The data collected from these surveys were dutifully reported to the state government agencies, who recorded the wildlife data (now under the auspices of the Office of Environment and Heritage NSW). The fauna records supplied by FATS (and other natural history groups) documented a rich and diverse fauna in Wallingat SF that includes 26 frog species (including 1 threatened species), 40 reptile species (including 2 threatened species), 30 mammal species (including 6 threatened species) and over 100 bird species (including 5 threatened species). These data paved the way for the gazetting of 6,557 ha of Wallingat SF to become Wallingat National Park (NP). The justification for the creation of the national park was mostly due to the rich biodiversity and faunal significance demonstrated by the FATS' surveys (DECCW 2010). FATS continue to survey in Wallingat NP and to compile a record of changes in the frog communities over time.

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