14 February 2013

Toads on the Go

It’s getting to that time of year when Common Toads start to make their way back to their ancestral breeding ponds, often crossing busy roads.  Last year, Froglife helped to support amazing volunteers all over the UK who rescued a staggering 62,985 toads and helped them to safety.  Sadly, we know that at least 6,984 toads were killed last year – the actual number is likely to be much higher at crossing at sites where no one was there to help or count the toads that didn’t make it.

A beautiful toad, photographed by Oliver Kratz
Much more research and investment is needed to help prevent roads causing problems for local wildlife, and to prevent this national conservation and animal welfare tragedy.

There are a number of ways you can get involved in Toads on Roads and help out:
Thank you for all your support and good luck anyone going out on Toad Patrol.