great crested newts
As a result of widespread decline in range and abundance across Europe, the great crested newt is strictly protected under UK and European law. As such, it is an offence to kill, injure, capture or disturb individual newts or damage/destroy their habitats.
Great crested newts are amphibians, spending the majority of their time on land, but returning to aquatic habitat each spring to breed. It is at this time when surveys can be undertaken. The survey window is relatively short, which means it is essential to programme these into your project early.
Our ecologists have extensive research and survey experience with great crested newts and hold Natural England Class II survey licences.
We carry out:
Habitat Suitability Index assessments to ascertain the presence of potential habitat
Presence / likely absence survey