Protecting Wildlife

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.