Help safeguard the future of natterjack toads in the UK

Did you know the natterjack toad has a distinctive gait or pattern of footfall that has earned it the nickname ‘the running toad’?

Whats the problem?

The natterjack toad is one of Britain’s rarest amphibians. It is naturally restricted to three main habitat types, costal dune systems, upper saltmarsh and lowland heath.  Over the last century the natterjack toad has experienced a significant decline in population and range primarily as a result of habitat loss and fragmentation. North Wales in particular suffered a severe loss in breeding sites during the 20th century, until eventually all of the known breeding sites were considered extinct. Historically common on the heaths of Surrey and Hampshire and also around the coast of East Anglia, sadly only one or two colonies now remain. Natterjack toad are now restricted to fewer than sixty sites across the UK.

Find out more about natterjack toads on our species information pages.

How your donation will help?

Conservation work : ARC protects and enhances existing nature reserves, with a focus on working with landowners to keep existing ponds healthy and create new ones and help them meet Favourable Conservation Status targets.

Through our monitoring programmes we work with landowners, land manager and members of the community on projects such as Gems in the Dunes on the Sefton Coast and Coastal Treasures in south west Scotland.

Find out more about our current work to support natterjack toads on our Saving species: natterjack toads page.

How to sponsor natterjack toads

Simply make a donation via the button below. Donations of any size are welcome!


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