ARC’s work to reintroduce natterjack toads in Flintshire has won a prestigious green award.

North Wales Officer Mandy Cartwright joined partners from Flintshire County Council, Network Rail and Siemens to receive a trophy and certificate from MP Liz Kendall at the Houses of Parliament in November.

The project to create habitat for natterjack toads as part of the North Wales Railway upgrade took silver against more than 800 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice run by independent environment group, the Green Organisation.

Judges commented: “This multi-organisation initiative to reintroduce natterjack toads has been a complete triumph.  Groundworks were initiated to provide the perfect habitat and then thousands of tadpoles were introduced into their new home.”

And now others around the world may learn from the North Wales example – the team has been invited to publish its winning submission in The Green Book, the leading international reference work on environmental best-practice.