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Focus on Great Crested Newts

Great Crested Newts are the largest and rarest of the newts found in Britain

So rare that they have been designated as a European protected species. In Wales, 5 sites have been designated as Special Areas of Conservation as part of the Natura 2000 network to safeguard the habitats of these mini-dragons and work is taking place on these sites to manage the habitat and protect the species.

The LIFE Natura 2000 programme has produced costed action plans for every great crested newt Natura 2000 site in Wales, planning for the future and helping to obtain vital funds for these amazing amphibians.

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