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How we turned a golf course into a haven for rare newts, frogs and toads

By David O'Brien, PhD Candidate in Wildlife Biology, University of Salford
Robert Jehle, Reader in Population Biology, University of Salford
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Around two in five amphibian species are threatened with extinction around the world. In Britain, all of our native frog, toad and newt species have declined since 1945, with one species – the pool frog – dying out in the 1990s. Climate change, disease and invasive species all have a hand in this, but one of the greatest pressures


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