The Newt Conservation Partnership is a community benefit society formed through partnership between charities, Freshwater Habitats Trust and Amphibian and Reptile Conservation. Our sole purpose is to create and restore high quality habitat for Great Crested Newt. We are funded via the NatureSpace Partnership District Licensing Scheme.
How our work benefits newts
Working in partnership with a range of private, large estate, council, Ministry of Defence and other NGO landowners, we carefully choose our sites for pond creation and restoration where ponds have a clean water source, a high chance of population viability and are within range of an existing newt population to maximise the chance of natural colonisation. This results in better conservation outcomes as newt populations are strengthened and can expand across the countryside, rather than trying to retain populations with poor long term viability in urbanised, heavily managed environments.
The Newt Conservation Partnership funds all initial creation or restoration work, we then secure management agreements and provide annual payments to landowners to ensure newt habitat can be maintained for at least the next 25 years.
See some of the high quality habitat created by the Newt Conservation Partnership
Pond created by the Newt Conservation Partnership as part of an award-winning habitat restoration scheme at Bicester Garrison