Solwaybank Wind-farm

Practecology assisted with great crested newt surveys prior to the development of a wind-farm in Dumfries and Galloway.

Surveys and Licenses

Practecology has significant experience in carrying out great crested newt surveys and posses its own survey licence. These animals are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) and the Habitats Directive 1992 (as amended).

Surveys including egg searching, bottle trapping and torch-light surveys were carried out over 4 visits between April and May. 

  • Male palmate newt

    Male palmate newt

  • Male and female palmate newts

    Male and female palmate newts