The lemon-yellow tree frog is widespread and able to survive in a wide range of habitats, and therefore is not currently considered to be at risk of extinction. It is often quite common in suitable habitat, and in Israel it is the most abundant amphibian species (1).
However, this species may face a number of localised threats. One of the main threats to the lemon-yellow tree frog is the fragmentation of its habitat, for example due to roads and to irrigation practices, which can dry up water bodies. The lemon-yellow tree frog is particularly sensitive to the fragmentation of its habitat as it has a low ability to migrate large distances, so may be prevented from dispersing (6). Further factors threatening this species’ habitat include drought and overgrazing by livestock (1).
Like most amphibians, the lemon-yellow tree frog is constrained by water quality, and can therefore be affected by the use of insecticides and pesticides. It may also be affected by other forms of water pollution (1) (6).
The need for wetlands in arid regions is an essential factor in the survival of tree frog populations, enabling them to rehydrate and reproduce (2). In Israel, these habitats have declined in recent years, leading to a decline in breeding sites for the lemon-yellow tree frog (1).