Sunday, 3 July 2011

Newt Fencing Done To Protect Both Wildlife and Human Habitats

As newts are considered to be endangered species in Britain, they are protected under section 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and regulation 39 of the Conservation (Natural Habitats &c.) (Amendment) Regulations 2007. Newts are also called the Great crested newt. Newt fencing therefore is a way to protect this endangered species and skilled environmental consultancy can better handle it. Newt fencing is actually a general term for a wildlife barrier that is used to keep newts, other amphibians and reptiles in or out of a specific area. Newt fencing also works as a system to impede the movements of the animals in specific area as the area might be undergoing some development work or other work. It is to prevent the damage to the building as well as to the wild life that skilled environmental consultancy needs to be summoned. It is offense to:
  • Intentionally kill, injure or capture any wild animal of European protected species
  • Mindlessly disturb European protected species or obstruct access to their resting places
  • Disturb them in such a way as to make their survival, breeding and rearing difficult
  • Intentionally damage or destroy the eggs of such an animal
  • Illegally transport any of the protected species
  • Sell, barter or exchange them
New fencing is of various types, and when you approach professional environmental consultancy, they have various tricks to do it. However, fundamentally, it remains the same. In it, the base of newt fencing is buried in a shallow trench, usually a right angle being in underground and a second section extending higher above the ground often with a right angle return on the top edge. Having said this, before ousting newts or trapping them, approval of the method by English Nature/Natural England, and the issuing of a license by DEFRA are needed.