Meet The Amphibians, is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund the aim to protect our local amphibians.
We are delighted to announce the start of a new project “Meet The Amphibians”, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, to protect our local amphibians. Wild Ground now manage 15 reserves across Wrexham, Flintshire and Denbighshire specifically for great crested newts. Meet the Amphibians 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. Paul Furnborough, Reserves Development Manager for Wild Ground, tells us
“We will open our reserves up to the public, improving access, awareness and engagement opportunities throughout the region. Some planned activities may have to be adapted, with an increased online presence. We will continue to work with volunteers, expanding our offer to more sites, and will provide more training and support for local schools to engage with nature. ”
The support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund has allow Wild Ground to employ an additional reserve officer to facilitate the project. Duncan Crawford will be leading on the project and is delighted with the role.
" I am delighted to say I am the new Reserves Officer for Wild Ground. My job aims to maintain and increase habitat for amphibians and promote access to our reserves".
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.
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