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Great crested newt surveys – what you need to know

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Great crested newts are a European protected species and one of Britain’s most protected amphibians. They, and their habitats are protected by a range of legislation and planning policy, which includes the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, as amended, and the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017. They are also listed as a species of principal importance for conservation under the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006. Read More

Road pollution in amphibian tunnels

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

A recent study has highlighted the potential pollutant pressures for great crested newts associated with large-scale urban development and road mitigation schemes. (K. J. White et al., 2017). Read More

eDNA analysis for great crested newts

Friday, May 06, 2016

Environmental DNA (eDNA) is now being used predominantly for determining the presence or likely absence of rare, invasive or protected species in freshwater habitats, such as the great crested newt (GCN). Read More

Newt season kicks off

Friday, April 01, 2016

It’s day one and I’ve loaded up one of Thomson Ecology’s Land Rovers with approximately 350 bottle traps and bamboo canes. I’ve got the maps, risk assessments and travel details. Read More

Fast response on housing project

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Cala Homes are proposing to build 125 properties on land in Cranleigh in Surrey. As well as housing, the finished site will include a community building, allotments and an orchard. Read More