From Wildlife Extra:
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.
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.
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