This important extension to their land will hopefully help to provide the intriguing natterjack toad
with exactly the conditions it requires whilst safeguarding its future.
The natterjack toad
will be rehomed at the Wild Ireland Education Centre.
Red Rocks is the Trust's only coastal reserve and is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to its sand dunes, reed beds and its population of rare natterjack toads
Scottish wildcats were threatened as a result of interbreeding with domestic cats while the capercaillie and the natterjack toad
are being affected by climate change.
The Herpetological Conservation Trust will receive pounds 92,000 to help conservation of the natterjack toad
in Cumbria, where around half of England's populations exist in increasingly isolated pockets along the coast.
Back on dry land, Solway Coast AONB manager Brian Irving and his team are working hard to protect another struggling local species: the natterjack toad
, a rare amphibian that lives in sand dunes and salt marshes.
And I bet you can't find a Natterjack Toad
Examples of such species include the Lesser Horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus hipposideros, the Natterjack toad
, Bufo calamita, and cetacean species (sea mammals like dolphins and whales).
Banks & Beebee (1987) found the endangered Natterjack toad
(Bufo calamita) sought ponds with particular physical and chemical properties that included steepness of the pond bank and pH.
She'll visit the rare Maharees tombolo in Co Kerry and witness how citizens are fighting against coastal erosion to protect valuable wildlife such as the Natterjack toad
The two groups came together in early May to try out some Natterjack Toad
predator protection designs.