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Could you help frogs across the road?

An interactive map has been created to help volunteers find toads in need of help. Credit: Froglife.

A Peterborough-based charity is calling for more volunteers to help carry toads safely across busy roads to make it to their breeding ponds.

Froglife has created an interactive map showing where the amphibians are likely to need assistance and avoid traffic.

The Toads On Roads map pinpoints registered crossings where patrols have already been set up but need extra helpers or have yet to attract volunteers.

It is hoped the map will make it easier for nature lovers to sign up for the voluntary patrol work.

Sivi Sivanesan, from Froglife, said: "In 2013 volunteer toad patrollers saved over 74,254 toads at 132 crossing sites in the UK. This is a fantastic result, especially as we know that this is the minimum number saved as some crossings don't submit data."

Over the next few weeks volunteers will help to carry toads across roads in order to help the animals move safely towards their breeding ponds.

Froglife created the map with help from volunteers at Heaser Business Consulting.

Click here to find a patrol site.

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