Great crested newts can be detected from the DNA they shed into the water

Great Crested Newt environmental DNA report published

Important new research, undertaken for Defra by Freshwater Habitats Trust, genetics company Spygen, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation and University of Kent, describes how Great Crested Newts can be surveyed by detecting their DNA in the water – so called environmental DNA. Read more about the work here.

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