New homes for great crested newts in Britain


From Wildlife Extra:

Forestry Commission Builds New Homes for Great Crested Newts in Herefordshire

The Forestry Commission is creating several ponds in Herefordshire this week to provide new habitats for Great Crested Newts, a species that has experienced a severe decline over the last 50 years.

The ponds are being built at Shobdon Hill Wood near Leominster.

They are being created close to a number of other sites where there are already Great Crested Newts so that the newts can migrate to the new ponds, increasing the amount of habitat available for the species and allowing the population to increase.

Great Crested Newts are Britain’s largest and most threatened newt.

They are a protected species and are identified in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan as needing help.

Great crested newts in Shropshire: here.

Great crested newt survey in Wiltshire: here.

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