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Natterjack Toads on the Solway Coast

On the Solway coast we are lucky to have a number of very rare species, many of which are restricted to the coastal dunes and grassland which line the Solway Firth. Amongst the rarest species which reside on the Solway coast is the natterjack toad (Epidalea calamita). Natterjack toads occur on only a handful of…

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Great Crested Newts and Development

GREAT crested newts are among the most heavily protected creatures in the UK. The species is fully protected under domestic and European legislation, making it an offence to capture, injure, kill or disturb a great crested newt, damage or destroy any place used by a great crested newt (for example ponds or terrestrial habitat), or…

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Bat Helpline Cumbria

Cumbrian Bat Care Helpline

All species of bat in the UK are legally protected species which make it an offence to kill, injure or disturb a bat or to disturb a roost site regardless of whether or not bats are present at the time. As some bats roost in or around residential properties there are times when the properties…

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