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Great Plains Toad


Great Plains ToadGreat Plains Toads were placed on the provincial Red List in 1991, and currently remain classified as such (Alberta Environmental Protection 1996). This designation was based on the rare reports of the species, unknown population numbers, and a perception that those populations were declining. They were considered to be of concern because of loss of habitat to drought, drainage, and cultivation of wetlands, and habitat degradation by livestock in the remaining potential breeding ponds.

Reprinted from Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 14 (1998), with permission from Alberta Sustainable Resource Development.

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