European green toad

Photo: Linus Hedh

The European Green Toad is the most acutely threatened of all Sweden’s amphibian species. On Öland’s southern tip a special programme is underway to improve its prospects, for example by maintaining the wetlands in the area.

Professor Claes Andrén from Nordens Ark. Photo: Susanne Forslund

Along with all native amphibians and reptiles, the green toad is protected in Swedish law. The Swedish population remains precariously small and there is a risk that the species would be lost from the Swedish fauna without ongoing efforts to raise tadpoles and introduce them into suitable environments.