Toad numbers fallen by two-thirds in 30 years, figures say



Toad numbers have fallen by more than two-thirds in 30 years, according to a study using data from volunteer patrols set up to help the amphibians cross roads .
While the reckless but lovable Mr Toad in Wind In The Willows is a fan of motor cars, in real life common toads are vulnerable when crossing busy roads as they migrate to their breeding ponds.
Volunteers for Froglife's "Toads on Roads" scheme carry tens of thousands of toads across roads around the UK each year.
Now the charity's scientists have teamed up with experts in Switzerland to assess information on the number of... read more

 
6 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 37
Source: Belper News
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