ARC Trust

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation

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Ruth Popely is working for the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust (ARCT) as the Cumbria Natterjack Conservation Officer.

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Natterjack Toad

The Natterjack is the UK’s rarest amphibian and Ruth's task is to increase the populations of these endearing beasties all along the coastal fringe of the county, which is their traditional territory.

If you are interested in helping, please get in touch by calling Ruth on (01229) 719658 or

e-mailing ruth.popely@arc-trust.org.uk

For more on the ARC-Trust and their work in conserving all the UK’s reptiles and amphibians have a look at the website, www.arc-trust.org

Below are some photographs taken by Andy Deacon of DPI on a recent visit to a local Cumbria site with Arc Trust.

Natterjack toads are strictly protected by British and European law which makes it an offence to disturb, injure or kill them. It is also illegal to capture or possess them or trade in them in any way. (This also applies to larval stages and eggs.)
Male natterjack toad. South west Cumbria taken May 2015 by Andy Deacon.

Male natterjack toad. South west Cumbria taken May 2015.

Male Natterjack Toad in water, with red markings. Photo taken May 2015 by Andy Deacon

Male Natterjack Toad in water, with red markings. Photo taken May 2015.

Female natterjack toad. South West Cumbria. May 2015

Female natterjack toad. South West Cumbria. May 2015