Wildwood Ecology can undertake a survey of your land (or proposed land purchase) for amphibians including great crested newts, as part of a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal. Detailed subsequent surveys to inform appropriate levels of mitigation or compensation for a development licence application can also be performed.
For further information on our amphibian and great crested newt surveys, or other protected species surveys, call us on 029 2002 2320.
The Great Crested Newt and Natterjack Toad are fully protected under the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010 as European Protected Species. It is illegal to:
If convicted of an offence the penalties can be severe, including a fine of up to £5000 (per animal) and/or six months in prison.
All British amphibians receive limited protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended), making it illegal to sell or trade them.
The great crested newt, natterjack toad, and common toad are UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UKBAP) priority species.