ToadNUTS is proud to present our new youth program which falls under the umbrella of Jane Goodall's ROOTS and SHOOTS program to make a positive change for people, animals and our environment!
Our youth program is called ToadNUTS kids and will initially be role modeled by Noordhaven Montessori ToadNUTS kids.
They have come up with several ideas of how they can make a positive change in their environment and we will be blogging their progress shortly.
If you would like to become a ToadNUTS kid, all you need to do is join our website and comment on their blogs and/or add photos, blogs or videos of how you have made a similar positive change in your environment.
Children from all around the world, please join in and make a difference!
Check out ToadNUTS kids with Freshly Ground video clip
2012 Toad Area contacts for the following suburbs & surrounding areas:
Noordhoek 0824761016 Suzie
Sunvalley 0827716232 Alison
Glencairn 021 7826400 Cilla
Fishoek 021 7826144 Evanne
Clovelly 0764548467 Kim
Kommetjie 0828241914 Wally
Zeekoevlei 0847381130 Mark
Kirstenhof 021 7012567 Jean
Muizenberg 0834414740 Susan
Fir Grove 0827712957 Frenske
Tokai 0842646633 Hanniki
Hout Bay 0834028541 Yvonne
Bergvliet 0847381130 Mark
Rondebosch 0722366146 Helene
The western leopard toad (Amietophrynus pantherinus) is a protected wild animal in terms of the Nature Conservation Ordinance No. 19 of 1974. This means that no person may harm, capture, possess, or transport this species, or keep it in captivity, without a permit from CapeNature, the provincial nature conservation authority. No commercial trade is allowed in this species, and any person conducting research on this species requires a permit from CapeNature.
The Toad NUTS (Noordhoek Unpaid Toad Savers) are an exciting group of volunteers with the aim of saving the endangered Western Leopard Toad from extinction.We work together with all toad volunteers in Cape Town (South Africa) and are supported by the WLT-CC (Western Leopard Toad Conservation Comittee)
We are also privelaged to fall under the umbrella of Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots programe and are very happy to have her as our role model!
Feel free to join our website and stay up to date with your Toad news!
You can also contact your area co-ordinator to volunteer for up and coming toad events! Please share your toad encounters and photos with us!
For those of you who missed ToadNUTS on Carte Blanche!
Check out http://beta.mnet.co.za/carteblanche/Article.aspx?ID=4096 to watch the ToadNUTS video clip!
(There's a part 1 and part 2)
Posted by Jean Ramsay on November 19, 2013 at 5:27pm
I was delighted to receive the report about the highly successful effort at containing your toads with drift fences and pitfall traps, and the efforts to get the toads successfully across the road. Your success is heartening, especially for someone who, for the past 30 years, has attempted similar efforts in our little community of Sunriver, Oregon (USA). Here, we have the Western Toad (Anaxyrus boreas, aka Bufo boreas). Although the speed limit within Sunriver is 25 mph, we still…Continue
Posted by Jay Bowerman on November 17, 2013 at 7:12am
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Posted by Suzie on November 13, 2013 at 7:00pm
The Kirstenhof toads started their 'big' move tonight (Friday 6th September) with over 70 toads saved - and unfortunately at least 6 dead. If previous years are anything to go by, we expect the next few nights to see all our toads moving to the breeding sites and back again.
Any help is welcome - to supplement the fantastic KirMiTS teams. Contact me on 0834414740 or meet at the Church of the Holy Spirit parking lot, Raapkraal Road, Kirstenhof at…Continue
Posted by Susan Wishart on September 6, 2013 at 10:19pm
Carol Fallowes reported calling in the Marina on Sunday and we started patrolling on Monday night. Our toads are definitely on the move with about 20 on Monday and 25 last night. Thanks to all the great volunteers including our 'newbies' who have come out - especially those you are willing to walk in the rain!
Raapkraal and Kerner Road breeding sites are calling now. Sadly - about 7 dead already - mostly on Main Road (Lakeside and Kirstenhof/ Frogmore Estate) -…Continue
Posted by Susan Wishart on August 28, 2013 at 4:16pm
Posted by Suzie on August 20, 2013 at 6:42pm