Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) - Yellow-bellied toads have a good chance of surviving, especially in the puddles of muddy driving grooves. A research project at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart has found that the usual measures to protect amphibians will not get you anywhere in the long term when it comes to endangered and strictly protected animals. The question was asked how spawning waters for the endangered species can be created, how toads can be protected and how the forest can still be managed.
On the other hand, the yellow-bellied toad does not benefit in the long term from permanently created water bodies for the protection of amphibians. "In the first year of the study, the yellow-bellied toad reproduced particularly well in dredging ponds," says Felix Schrell, who coordinates the research project. However, predators of the yellow-bellied toad, which is one of the strictly protected species, settled in as early as the second year.