Toad numbers fall by two-thirds in 30 years
The common toad is in decline across much of the UK and needs better protection, say conservationists.
Data from toad patrols - volunteers who move toads across busy roads - shows the toad population has fallen by more than two-thirds since the 1980s.
Once common in the British countryside, the amphibian is now on the brink of qualifying for protection as a vulnerable species, a study suggests.
Factors in its loss include urban sprawl and habitat fragmentation.
Silviu Petrovan, from the UK charity Froglife, said the information came from Toads on Roads - volunteer patrols established in the... read more
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