As a quick and accurate alternative to traditional methods of surveying, during the breeding season we offer environmental DNA (eDNA) testing for the presence of great crested newts in pond water. Pond samples can be taken during the newt breeding season from the 15th April until the 30th of June. The eDNA Service is based on the recommended protocol by Natural England
The analysis uses a single sampling visit per pond to confirm the presence/absence of great crested newts. Fast confirmation of absence by eDNA testing can save the cost and time of further surveying and allow for faster progress of planning applications.
Why not watch our helpful video on how to take a correct eDNA water sample for great crested newts.
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