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  • A report by Scottish Natural Heritage scientists says: "Should the disease prove to be malignant in the UK, it is particularly unfortunate that it has been found in the Natterjack, which is already regarded as threatened.


  • Talacre is one of the UK's best refuges for the rare Natterjack toad, which was reintroduced five years ago after other breedings sites along the north Wales coast were destroyed by holiday developments.

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  • Why, when neither the common toad or frog are indigenous in Ireland (for the latter, though common enough now, was only introduced at the beginning of last century) a comparatively rare little toad, the Natterjack, should be found in one corner of Kerry to all appearances indigenously?

    The Story of Ireland

  • It adds that a "considerable reduction in Natterjack numbers has been reported from the North Solway" in the past two breeding seasons and could be due to the disease.


  • But tests have now found the disease to be present among the Natterjack Toad colonies on the Scottish coast at Caerlaverock, Mersehead and Southerness, as well as across the Solway on the Cumbrian coast.


  • Government scientists have found traces of chytrid fungus in Natterjack Toads along b


  • Duddon Estuary and the surrounding area is home to 30 per cent of the country's rare Natterjack toad population as well as other lizards and worms.

    Evening Mail news round-up

  • Natterjack toad Found commonly in Britain and is likely to suffer from effects of climate change.

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  • It also has at least three European Protected Species: two species of bat are found in the area and it is within one of the most important sites for Natterjack toads in Britain - it hosts up to 30 per cent of the UK's population of this species. "

    Evening Mail news round-up


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