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MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Meet Cape Town's Volunteer 'Toad Shepherds'


Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, animals, animaladvocates, wildlife, wildanimals, protection )

Cal
- 677 days ago - news.mongabay.com
According to the IUCN, South Africa's once abundant western leopard toad has undergone its most severe population declines in only the last twenty years



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Jennifer C. (172)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 11:55 pm
Noted. Thanks.
 

Cynthia Davis (340)
Friday November 9, 2012, 2:51 am
Marked like a frog shaped like a toad.....a toady frog. They are very pretty.
 

John S. (303)
Friday November 9, 2012, 3:55 am
Noted.
 

Sandra M Z. (114)
Friday November 9, 2012, 9:13 am

Hanniki Pieterse: Conservation to me means that I should be aware every single day of what I am doing. Using too much water, dropping a plastic bag or bottle where it shouldn't be, using pesticides, killing spiders and bees or any other living thing will eventually have a devastating effect no matter what we say.

Noted, Thank you Cal.
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Friday November 9, 2012, 3:52 pm
The toads are beautiful & so are the toad shepards!
 

Robert O. (12)
Friday November 9, 2012, 5:24 pm
Thanks Cal.
 

Ali murphy (1)
Friday November 9, 2012, 5:48 pm
thanx Cal..sharing
 

rene davis (74)
Friday November 9, 2012, 7:55 pm
This season over one hundred volunteers took to the streets, flashlights in hand, to assist the toads in navigating the increasing number of man-made obstacles in their path.

Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers!
 

Ana R (220)
Friday November 9, 2012, 9:13 pm
copy&paste Sandra M Z
noted with thanks
 

kye j. (41)
Friday November 9, 2012, 9:39 pm
Thanks
 

. (5)
Friday November 9, 2012, 10:52 pm
Noted, thanks
 

Frans Badenhorst (552)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 1:25 am
thanks for standing up and speaking out and actually DOING something.... congrats..
 

Danuta Watola (1199)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 2:40 am
noted
 

Mike H. (221)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 9:09 am
Great people!
 

Veronique L. (213)
Monday November 12, 2012, 10:37 am
:-)
 
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