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Individual study: Amphibians in drains project report summary

Published source details

Muir D. (2012) Amphibians in drains project report summary. Biodiversity News, 59, 16-18


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Modify gully pots and kerbs Amphibian Conservation

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.