Translocation of small numbers of crested newts (Triturus cristatus) to a relatively large site

  • Published source details Cooke A.S. (2001) Translocation of small numbers of crested newts (Triturus cristatus) to a relatively large site. The Herpetological Bulletin, 75, 25-29.


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Translocate great crested newts

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Amphibian Conservation
  1. Translocate great crested newts

    A before-and-after study in 1985–1993 in England, UK (Cooke 2001) found that a new breeding population was established from 38 translocated great crested newts Triturus cristatus. Although no newts were observed six years after translocation, ad hoc monitoring over the next few years found increasing numbers of newts. Newts were translocated 100 km from a site in Kent to Cambridgeshire because of habitat destruction during a development project. Adults, metamorphs and larvae were monitored during night spotlight counts in spring and summer each year. No newts were present at the new site prior to translocation.


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