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Action: Modify gully pots and kerbs Amphibian Conservation

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  • One before-and-after study in the UK found that moving gully pots 10 cm away from the kerb decreased the number of great crested newts that fell in by 80%.

 

Supporting evidence from individual studies

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A before-and-after study in 2005–2006 of gullypots along roads in South Wales, UK (Muir 2012) found that moving the gullypot 10 cm away from the kerb resulted in 80% fewer great crested newts Triturus cristatus falling into the gullypots. Only 65 newts were found in the drains compared to 318 before gullypots were moved. Gullypots were moved in 2005.

 

Referenced papers

Please cite as:

Smith, R.K., Meredith, H. & Sutherland, W.J. (2018) Amphibian Conservation. Pages 9-65 in: W.J. Sutherland, L.V. Dicks, N. Ockendon, S.O. Petrovan & R.K. Smith (eds) What Works in Conservation 2018. Open Book Publishers, Cambridge, UK.