Great Crested Newt

No Newts is Bad Newts!

Gloucestershire Biodiversity Partnership's project, 'No Newts is Bad Newts', ended in the autumn of 2010.  The project was made possible thanks to £49,845 of funding from Gloucestershire Environmental Trust with landfill tax contributions donated by Cory Environmental.
 
The project implemented the local Species Action Plan (SAP) for the great crested newt, a BAP Priority Species, through working with local communities to enhance large areas of land for their benefit and future conservation.
 
The Project Officer was involved in activities such as pond surveys for great crested newts and other amphibians, pond restoration and creation projects, the construction of artificial hibernacula and the creation of 'habitat corridors' which improve the links between the newts breeding ponds.
 
 
Newtscapes in Gloucestershire
 
The project focused on five areas with existing populations of great crested newts which were identified as important 'Newtscapes' in Gloucestershire. 
 
 
Learn about the project's achievements ....
 
Download the PDF document Download the end of project report (PDF document)
GreatCrestedNewt-EndProjectReport-Oct2010.pdf
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Please note: The project appendices (maps) are not available to view on the website as they contain environmentally sensitive data.  The thumbnail images (below) are for illustrative purposes only.  For further information about the appendices please contact us.
 
Maps available for the Appendices

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Forthampton Survey Map Forthampton Habitat Mapping Forthampton Habitat Enhancement Robinswood Hill Survey Map
Forthampton Survey Map Forthampton Habitat Mapping Forthampton Habitat Enhancement Robinswood Hill Survey Map
       
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Robinswood Hill Habitat Mapping Robinswood Hill Habitat Enhancement Cinderford Survey Map Cinderford Habitat Enhancement
Robinswood Hill Habitat Mapping Robinswood Hill Habitat Enhancement Cinderford Survey Map Cinderford Habitat Enhancement
       
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Eastington Survey Map Eastington Habitat Enhancement Kempsford and Whelford Survey Map Kempsford Habitat Enhancement
Eastington Survey Map Eastington Habitat Enhancement Kempsford and Whelford Survey Map Kempsford Habitat Enhancement

Gloucestershire Environmental Trust Company
 
 
 
 
 
 
Great Crested Newt (Copyright Colin Twissell)
Great Crested Newt
© Colin Twissell
 
 
 
 
 
Great Crested Newt (male) (Copyright Colin Twissell)
Great Crested Newt (male)
© Colin Twissell
 
 
Amphibian Protection
The great crested newt is the UK's most strictly protected amphibian.
To survive, they need a combination of pond habitats, where they will breed during the spring, and unmanaged land with rough grass and/or woody areas to live, feed and hibernate in.
Despite having a wide-spread distribution, populations of these newts are still in decline due to the loss of such habitats and it has been estimated that up to 50% of Gloucestershire's ponds have been lost since 1950.
Local ARG

The Gloucestershire Reptile and Amphibian Group (GlosARG) comprises of volunteers and was created for those concerned with the conservation of the county's frogs, toads, newts, lizards and snakes. 

 

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