Wendy’s toad is threatened through anthropogenic disturbance - habitat loss due to agricultural encroachment, wood extraction, and expanding human settlements, and the possible introduction of the fungal disease chytridiomycosis.
The possibility of Wendy’s toad becoming extinct has been evident since this species was first described some 20 years ago, the subsequent knowledge of its restricted distribution and the dangers posed by chytrid fungus have merely confirmed its highly vulnerable status.
Practical measures are needed to restrict access and prevent disturbance in what is really a very small area.
There can no excuse for measures not being taken to protect this species given the length of time that it has been known to be endangered. Wendy’s toad should receive the highest levels of protection in practice as well as in law.