What is Sibelco doing to protect amphibians on site?
- Ensure the presence of temporary ponds that dries out in late summer or during autumn. The Yellow-bellied toads especially feel at home in sunny ponds with little aquatic vegetation. It is advised to create a network of small ponds to increase breeding success;
- Avoid forestry work during the breeding season, which has recently started for the yellow-bellied toads;
- Maintain or restore sites for hibernation such as piles of stones or branches.
Taking care of amphibians is part of our broader 2025 sustainability approach.