Woking Borough Councils organisational licence allows it to authorise operations that may affect great crested newts
on development of sites.
Each of the high-elevation populations had newts
with some TTX, although with very low concentrations (Fig.
Yet every month from April onwards, newts
come to do their breeding dance and lay their eggs.
This slimy newt
was moving around in the salad as if nothing had happened.
Grass snakes (Natrix natrix) are common in this locality, and other potential predators of newts
found there are bird species Black Stork (Ciconia nigra) and Eurasian jay (Garrulus glandarius), as well as mammals European polecat (Mustela putorius), Beech marten (Martes foina), European pine marten (Martes martes), European badger (Meles meles), and Raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides).
The project will not only benefit the Great Crested Newt
in the area but will provide a wildlife refuge for a host of wildlife that lives along the route of the Kirklees Light Railway.
Rather than closing the gates and disappointing beer garden customers, John came up with an idea to protect the newts
while still welcoming pub-goers.
When we discovered these protected newts
last year, we decided we needed to do something which would inform local residents of there presence and also create a nice environment for the newts
unanimously--to ban all international trade in Kaiser's spotted newt
, a small salamander also called the Lorestan newt
for its home.
Tees Valley pondscape project officer Rachel Jackson explained: "Male newts
release pheromones and then waft them by using their tails towards the females.
Great Crested Newts
normally live on land but breed in ponds and pools.
Earlier this year junior environment minister Joan Ruddock defended spending pounds 60,000 moving four great crested newts
from a site in Cheshire.