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Action Plan:  Species
Reptiles, Amphibians and Fish
Natterjack Toad (Bufo calamita)
UK Lead Organisation:
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation

County Lead Organisation:
  • Maintain the existing population on its current site.
  • Increasing the number of colonies within the county.

  • Ensure that natterjack toad requirements are taken into account on Cannock Chase. (SCC) 
  • The species is protected under the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981.
  • The species is listed in Appendix II of the Berne Convention and Annex IVa. of the EC Habitats Directive.  It is protected by Schedule 2 of the Conservation (Natural habitats etc.) Regulations 1994, and Schedule 5 of the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981.
  • Natterjack toad has been listed as a costed, key species in the UK Steering Group Report.
Management, Monitoring, Research and Survey
  • Continue existing site management, amended as necessary by future advice or experience. (SCC)
  • Consider further future introductions from successful breeding populations elsewhere, in order to increase the genetic diversity of the Staffordshire population. (SCC)
  • Maintain the existing breeding areas within the quarry as a conservation zone, with no public access. (SCC)
  • Increase species awareness for the public and landowners through education, promotion and events. (SBAP Partnership)
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