The latest research shows sightings of toads in Britain have fallen by over 30% in the last 5 years and by nearly 70% over the last 30 years.
Paul Wirdnam, Head Keeper of the Wildwood Trust, said: “The loss of habitat has forced frogs and toads to live in urban areas and they are in danger of being hurt. The toads we have at Wildwood are recovering from serious injuries caused by strimmer blades; damage which could have been avoided if people take the time to walk the grass before they start cutting it.”
Wildwood’s Peter Smith added: “We can all help frogs and toads by building a pond in our garden but gardens only make up 1% of the UK’s land surface, to understand the problem we need to look at what has happened to farmland and other parts of our countryside.”
This month Wildwood are launching a new amphibian and reptile conservation exhibit, where you can catch a glimpse of some of Britain’s frogs and toads as well as a range of other reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates from around the world.
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