The Western Leopard Toad Underpass project is made possible through a partnership with Leisure Charitable Trust.
During the Western leopard toad breeding season many toads are being killed on the roads by passing vehicles and these road deaths are currently the biggest threat to the population. This project is focused on creating an alternative route for these toads to cross in order to keep them safe from harm. The aim of this project is to design and construct an underpass (underground tunnel) on Peninsula Road for the toads to pass through.
In April 2021 two pilot tunnels were installed and will be monitored from the start of the rainy season in July 2021.
Voice of the Cape, 22-04-2021