Western Leopard Toad Public Meetings

The Western Leopard Toad Amietophrynus pantherinus breeding season is fast approaching and the City of Cape Town in partnership with the Western Leopard Toad Conservation Committee are planning public awareness meetings to address the public on the plight of this endangered amphibian and to discuss the importance and forms of public involvement in the conservation of this animal.

Tied to low lying coastal areas, this local amphibian is threatened by destruction of breeding sites, as well as further urban developments and expansion. Predominately living and foraging in urban gardens, the conservation of this species is almost entirely dependent on the actions of these urban landowners. Major threats to the toads include wetland destruction, urbanization and the death of adult and sub-adult individuals through road kills during the breeding season around August month. One centimeter sized toadlets emerge and disperse from these breeding sites around December month, when many are also killed by oncoming traffic.

Please find the venue, date and time for the meeting closest to you in the table below.

Your attendance is of great importance and I look forward to meeting you!
Many Thanks
Mark Day
Coordinator: Awareness, census and volunteer work
Western Leopard Toad Conservation Committee

Toad Suburbs Venue Date Time Address
Tokai/Steenberg Tokai Library, Monday 22nd June 19H30 - 21H00 Tokai Rd, Tokai
Phillipi Edith Stevens Wetland Park Tuesday 23rd June 19H30 - 21H00 Lansdowne Rd, Phillipi
Fish Hoek/ Sun Valley/ Noordhoek/ Capri/ Kommetjie Fish Hoek Library Hall Wednesday 24th June 19H30 - 21H00 Central Circle, Fish Hoek
Constantia Alphen Hall Thursday 25th June 19H30 - 21H00 Constantia Main Rd, Constantia
Obs/Pinelands Valkenberg EE Center Monday 29th June 19H30 - 21H00 Valkenberg Hospital, Off Liesbeek Parkway Rd, Observatory
Hout Bay Hout Bay Library Tuesday 30 June 19H30 - 21H00 20 Melkhout Crescent, Hout Bay
Glencairn Southern Right Hotel Wednesday 1st July 19H30 - 21H00 Entrance of Glen Rd, Glencairn
Grassy Park/ Zeekoevlei Rondevlei Nature Reserve Thursday 2nd July 19H30 - 21H00 1 Fisherman's Walk, Zeekoevlei.
Kirstenhof/Lakeside/ Westlake The Barn Monday 6th July 19H30 - 21H00 The Sanctuary, Kirstenhof
Bergvleit/ Meadowridge/ Southfield/ Retreat Meadowridge Library Tuesday 7th July 19H30 - 21H00 C/o Howard Drive, Meadowridge
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