20 Jul Protecting Wildlife
Indaver is committed to preserving and protecting the habitats and wildlife on the IWMF site.
The area around Woodhouse Farm is known to be inhabited by Great-Crested newts which require protecting.
The management licence for these amphibians has been in place since 2011 and surveys are carried out every 2 years.
While just one newt was recorded in 2011, this year, 10 newts were recorded, the largest number so far.
Two new small ponds connected by a ditch were created as part of the newt mitigation habitat in 2011, and this year breeding has been recorded in those ponds for the first time, with eggs being observed.