Rare amphibians will return to Ponidzie. A new pond has been dug for them.

Rare amphibians will return to Ponidzie. A new pond has been dug for them.

The Fire-bellied Toad – a small amphibian under strict protection. It used to inhabit the area of the inland Nida delta in large numbers. The employees of the Complex of Swietokrzyskie and Nadnidziański Landscape Parks want the amphibians to return to Ponidzie. In recent days, a pond has been dug, which will be inhabited by new residents in spring.

A reservoir has been dug for its stay in early spring and summer. It can also breed to increase its numbers in the area – says Marcin Słoma from the Complex of Świętokrzyskie and Nadnidziański Landscape Parks.

The number of toads is falling all over Poland, which is why naturalists are taking measures of so-called active protection. This includes creating special pools for them. Near Umianowice park employees have also dug three other ponds intended for newts. These actions are part of the “LIFE 4 DELTA” programme, which aims to restore the extremely rich and unique in Europe natural values of Ponidzie.

 

source: TVP3 Kielce
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