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Rarest tadpoles in British Isles released in Jersey

Durrell's breeding programme has seen over 50,000 tadpoles released into the wild. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Jersey’s work to save a rare frog species continues for another year and will see thousands of tadpoles released at Beauport today.

The project to save the agile frogs started in 2008 and is "working brilliantly" according to the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.

Previously, the frogs could only be found around Ouaisne Common, but efforts to introduce the species to other areas of the island have been successful.

Durrell's breeding programme has seen over 50,000 tadpoles released into the wild.

The frogs now live across the island, but Matt Goetz from Durrell says it is a "long-term commitment" to ensure the species continues to grow.

You can't just hope that after two, three years, or even five, that it's sorted. This is a very steady build up, and as you go along, you find different problems that you have to solve and you have to do this more and more.

– Matt Goetz, Head of Herpetology Department, Durrell Wildlife Conservation