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British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

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Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £22 per year
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Dewsbury Newt Trap

  • Innovative design
  • Safe for both newts and surveyors
  • Potential for greater catches than bottle traps
  • Effective for the capture of great crested, palmate and smooth newts
Dewsbury Newt Trap
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Please note: We only sell these traps to professional ecologists and conservation NGOs; if you do not fit into either of these categories then we will need to see a current licence for the use of a Dewsbury Newt Trap. We recommend that you contact your national licensing authority (Natural England, Natural Resources Wales, Scottish Natural Heritage, etc) before you purchase this trap. The Dewsbury Newt Trap is not included within either the Level 1 or Level 2 Natural England Class Survey Licence and a separate licence is required.

The Dewsbury Newt Trap is an innovative design of refuge trap for use in newt survey projects as well as translocation work. The design of the trap provides access to fresh air at the top of the trap and a thermally stable refuge at the bottom of the pond. Consequently, the trap has proven to be completely safe for newts - early trials delivered 801 live newts and 0 dead or injured newts.

Deployed from the side of the pond the Dewsbury trap is also safe and convenient for surveyors, minimises disturbance to ponds and marginal vegetation, does not require night visits (traps can be left unattended for a maximum of 24 hours), and takes just a few minutes to deploy. In preliminary trials the Dewsbury trap was found to be more effective at catching newts than traditional bottle trapping methods - where newts were present in a pond the average catch was 12 newts per trap deployed, the maximum catch recorded in a trap was 56.

For more information about newt survey, take a look at our NHBS Guide on the subject. 

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