Natterjack Conservation in Cumbria
The natterjack toad is not only the noisiest amphibian in Cumbria, but its rarest too.
Alarmingly, populations of this charismatic pioneer species have declined by an estimated 70 to 80 per cent within the last 100 years.
This three year project aims to reverse that decline in Cumbria – the county where half of the country’s natterjacks live. A case of helping to secure the stronghold.
Natural England are supporting the project with a £92,000 grant spread over three years, as part of the Countdown 2010 Biodiversity Action Fund. We need to raise £10,000 in matched funding for habitat management in each year.