The northern pool frog became extinct in England at the end of the 20th century, with the last known colony at NWT Thompson Common. Research carried out in the 1990s showed that the English pool frog, belonged to a distinct and rare northern group of pool frogs found in Norway and Sweden. As a part of the Breaking New Ground Landscape Partnership Scheme, Norfolk Wildlife Trust worked with Amphibian and Reptile Conservation to plan the frogs’ return, using the latest approaches to recovering lost species. This rare amphibian has now been reintroduced to two Norfolk sites.
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