18 July 2011

A Year to Croak About!

What a year! Froglife has just released its latest Annual Review and we’ve got plenty to croak about.

With the expansion of existing work, the development of new projects, new staff and trustees on the team and a campaign launched, 2010/11 has certainly been a busy year for Froglife. The new branding and website launched last summer have given us a fresh new look, and we’re reaching out to more and more people with our reptile and amphibian conservation messages.

“This year has been hard work but well worth it,” says Froglife’s CEO Kathy Wormald. “Froglife’s ‘community conservation’ initiative is really making a difference. We believe that ‘everyone is invited’ – wildlife does not exist for the exclusive benefit of a lucky few, but is there to be appreciated and enjoyed by everyone.”

As well as successfully engaging people from all walks of life with reptile and amphibian conservation, we’ve also been making a difference on the ground. Our conservation projects have improved habitats in Peterborough, London and Glasgow, with plans afoot for us to leapfrog into new areas this year.

“Our approach is very much on a direct action basis and we strive to make practical differences through creating new and restoring degraded habitats,” adds Kathy. “We have plans to do this more and more in the next year.”

The Annual Review for 2010-11 is best summarised by a look at some of the facts and figures:

54 ponds created, 38 restored and 43 habitats improved
1,260 people trained in new skills through the London Living Water project
72 management and surveying sessions with volunteers on Hampton Nature Reserve
73,874 toads helped across roads by Toad Patrols
31 Wildlife Ambassadors (and counting!)
16,898 visits to the information and advice section of the Froglife website
278 volunteers helping with various Froglife projects
344 great crested newt surveys on 43 London sites as part of Great Crested Newts Revisited
1,986 young people benefiting from the Green Pathways scheme in the last three years

Here’s to the next 12 months and more Froglife success stories!
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