Meet The Amphibians, is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund the aim to protect our local amphibians.
Wild Ground manages 15 reserves across Wrexham, Flintshire and Denbighshire specifically for great crested newts. The Meet the Amphibians project focuses on the five native species of amphibian found widely and which people in northeast Wales are more likely to encounter: great crested newt, common frog, common toad, smooth newt and palmate newt.
The project will engage a wide range of people with the aim of increasing understanding and support for amphibians and nature, facilitating inclusion of groups facing barriers to involvement with heritage, and improving conditions for amphibians across our northeast Wales reserves.
Crucial conservation benefits will be achieved through a combination of habitat improvement and wildlife surveying including;
- Practical improvements to amphibian habitats
- A wide range of enjoyable, accessible engagement activities to suit varied interests, abilities, and access needs
- A volunteering programme offering accredited training, targeted towards disadvantaged individuals - tasks to include practical conservation, events, reserve visitor improvements
- Provision of wider information about threats to these amphibian species and how everyone can help
- Provision of better physical access, interpretation, and information across our public-access sites so that more people can access, enjoy, and connect with nature/amphibians.
- Learning opportunities for young people and families
- Wildlife survey sessions open to the public
The aim to increase local communities’ interest in and support for amphibians, encourage ‘ownership’ of local nature sites, and inspire people to protect and take action for nature at home.
If you might like to ‘Meet the Amphibians’, or know anyone or any groups who might, please get in touch for more information on events, talks, school visits, volunteering or any other engagement. Contact Amphibian Reserves Officer Duncan Crawford on e-mail: [email protected] or phone: 01978 7577524