National Parks and Wildlife Service: Natterjack toad monitoring project (2011-2012)

The purpose of the present project, undertaken by Sweeney Consultancy, was to monitor the natterjack toad (Epidalea calamita) in County Kerry, during the 2011 and 2012 breeding seasons, to examine and analyse factors affecting breeding success and population trends and recommend actions that could be taken to favourably enhance conditions for this species. This report provides useful information on survey and monitoring.

This is part of our Good Practice Guidance for Amphibians and Reptiles, produced by Stuart Otway, Jim Foster and Paul Edgar.

Reference: Sweeney, P., Sweeney, N. and Hurley C. (2013) Natterjack toad monitoring project, 2011 – 2012. Irish Wildlife Manuals, No. 67. National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dublin, Ireland.