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Amphibians

Common frog Rana temporaria
The frog is quite common, but showing some signs of decline recently.
Habitat: Wetlands, peatlands and hedgerows. Ponds for breeding.
What could or does threaten the population: Female frogs follow traditional migration routes year after year to spawning ponds and therefore can be killed crossing roads. Drainage and peat cutting causes destruction of suitable habitat. Another threat is UV radiation due to the hole in the ozone layer.

Frog
The ozone layer filters out harmful UV radiation coming from the sun, the hole in the ozone layer is allowing harmful radiation through.