30 April 2013

Listen Out for Toads on Radio 4

The Little Melton Toad Patrol is going to feature on BBC Radio 4’s Costing the Earth programme at 3.30pm on Tuesday 30th April and will be repeated on Wednesday 1st May at 9pm. The Patrol is one of many that goes out across the UK to help breeding toads make it safely back to their breeding ponds as part of Froglife's Toads on Roads project.
Common Toad by Oliver Kratz

Presenter Tom Heap visited John Heaser and other volunteers at the Little Melton Patrol in Norfolk  to learn more about the threats facing toads and how the patrol works to help.  It’s part of a show featuring news about the amphibian extinction crisis and conservation efforts to help the species.

You can see a gallery of images from the research for the programme here

29 April 2013

Froglife Looking for Development Officer

Following our funding announcement about support for the River Nene Dragon Finder project from the Heritage Lottery Fund, we are now recruiting a Project Development Officer.

The post will be based in our Peterborough office and is a full time, temporary contract for 9 months.  To apply, please read the information at the website here and send a covering letter explaining how you meet the person specification along with your CV by midnight on Sunday the 12th of May.

Dragon Finder is our flagship project, started in London last October.  It brings together habitat conservation work with a creative range of educational and fun events.  Activities include pond creation and management, training, walks, talks, events in swimming pools and boat trips!  We are also developing Scottish Dragon Finder, and the River Nene version will work in Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.  You canfind out more about the Dragon Finder approach at the website here.

The Development Officer for the River Nene project will need to identify and build relationships with project partners, find sites for activities, create habitat plans and ideas for training courses to engage more people in surveying for amphibians and reptiles.  They will create the Action Plan document to submit to the Heritage Lottery Fund for the full grant.