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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 13.3 February 2002

The fall and rise of Ainsdale's Natterjacks

By - David Simpson

Today, for herpetologists in the know, the Natterjack Toad Bufo calamita is almost synonymous with the village of Ainsdale, on the Sefton Coast in Meryside, its British Stronghold. Ironically, in the recent past the species' huge population here dropped to an alarmingly low level and became largely restricted to a narrow belt of sandy dunes adjacent to the beach.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist