Good News For Great Crested Newts In Shaftesbury’s Breach Common Survey

An amphibian survey of the Breach Common area has recorded several great crested newts.

There had been fears that this rare and protected species was in decline locally.

Mariko Whyte of Darwin Ecology is excited about the discovery. She explains how this week’s scrub management work will offer an impression of how the common could appear in the future.