Species preservation

Flashnight "Tattoos & Têtards"

Friday, March 1, 2024


Friday, March 1, 2024
Aquarium-Muséum Universitaire de Liège
Quai Edouard Van Beneden, 22
4020 Liège
Friday March 1st 2024
From 6 pm to 1 am
Admission: €5 | The price of the tattoo is set by the artist.

The green tree frog is a small amphibian that was once widespread in most parts of Wallonia. It disappeared from the south of the country some thirty years ago following a long decline.

In recent years, Natagora's Raînne division, with the active support of numerous partners and public authorities, has embarked on an ambitious program to reintroduce the green tree frog to Wallonia.

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In mid-April, with the help of the Natuurpunt association, tree frog eggs will be collected from several thriving populations in the provinces of Limburg and Antwerp. These clutches will be reared by various partners, including the Aquarium-Muséum in 2024, to ensure that the tadpoles have a much higher survival rate than if they were released directly into the wild.

The project also raises the hope that this species, which lives in both aquatic and terrestrial environments, will strengthen conservation projects and initiatives to protect these environments. This will benefit a multitude of plants and animals.

To support this project, the Aquarium-Muséum team is organizing a "Tattoos & Tadpoles" Flashnight.

The event will take place on Friday, March1, from 6pm to 1am. During the night, several artists will be on hand at the Aquarium to create exclusive flash tattoos on the theme of amphibians (and aquatic fauna), in aid of a program to reintroduce and conserve the Green Tree Frog in Wallonia.


Participating artists

Tattoos are available on a walk-in basis.

On Friday March1, the Aquarium-Muséum will exceptionally close its doors at 4pm.

Reopening at 6pm for the "Tattoos & Tetards" event.

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