Sand dunes are home to rare plants and animals, with 70 species listed as conservation priorities including the natterjack toad
, sand lizard and dune gentian, experts said.
The rarest amphibian in this country is the natterjack toad
, a protected species.
Officials seized eight fire salamanders and a natterjack toad
when surprise packages were sent to Dublin in the past few months.
Wales: Land of the Wild also looks at a number of resident rare species throughout the four part series, i l di h j i j k including the majestic natterjack toad
and one of Wales' rarest creatures, the black grouse, as it fights for the right to mate near Wrexham.
Two new ponds will be created for the conservation of the Natterjack Toad
, a species which has been in decline in recent years, by providing more areas for it to live.
Wirral West MP Margaret Greenwood visited Red Rocks Nature Reserve in Hoylake where she learned more about the work of Cheshire Wildlife Trust and the natterjack toad
, main picture, one of the rare species the Trust and its volunteers have helped to thrive at the reserve PICTURES: ANDREW TEEBAY AND PHILIP PRECEY
Dooks emblem is a natterjack toad
, as the course is home to a thriving colony, and to encourage the survival of this rare species two ponds have been built within the course.
The examination of species in this country suggests that birds including the cuckoo and turtle dove, as well as creatures such as the natterjack toad
and brown hare, are also among those most at risk of disappearing in the next 40 years.
Do-gooders of any stripe get the undiluted vitriol, the "know-nothing RSPCA", those who prompted his departure from Southport by claiming the beach - "the best all-weather strip in the world" - as the protected habitat of the natterjack toad
. "Never saw a bloody natterjack toad
on the beach."
This Tuesday's edition sees him travel to Castlegregory in Co Kerry to tune into the fascinating world of the natterjack toad
I remember my pleasure in seeing a natterjack toad
, which is now an endangered species.