The sight of a common toad fills many with memories of childhood, overturning old logs or buckets and finding these bumpy, grumpy creatures hiding beneath. Their incredible golden eyes have filled our imaginations and folklore with tales of witches and potions and warty skin. They are woven into our culture and psyche but now, when a child overturns a bucket it is, more often than not, empty.
The common toad is no longer common. Following a severe reduction in suitable habitat and high mortality on roads, this otherworldly but endearing species has declined in the UK by 68% in the last 30 years. If this continues, we could lose all our Common Toads by 2030.
Enter the Wildlife Tunnel – tunnels built under our roads to help amphibians and reptiles cross them safely. Fast becoming a viable option to aid our ailing wildlife, there are currently too few of these structures in the UK. We need to start linking important habitats together and reduce the negative impacts our urban infrastructure is having on our precious British wildlife. Wildlife tunnels are the best, most cost-effective route to take.
It is time to make a stand for wildlife. Join the Wildlife Tunnel Campaign and show the decision-makers that we need to work with nature, not against it.