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Thursday, March 1, 2012

IWT National Newt Survey

Register now and take part in training days near you!            

The Irish Wildlife Trust is delighted to announce that our smooth newt survey will be running again in 2012 and we are calling on people to once again get out and search their local pond for newts! The smooth newt is one of our few native amphibian species and this survey aims to increase our knowledge of the distribution of the species, but also make Irish people more familiar with this little ‘water dragon’.

This year we will be focussing our efforts in counties where we currently have few or no records, including counties Carlow, Clare, Donegal, Kildare, Laois, Limerick, Louth, Mayo, Tipperary, Wicklow and Wexford.  Training days will be taking place in counties Clare, Donegal, Laois, Limerick, Louth, Mayo, Kildare and Wexford . If you would like to attend a training day, you must register with us. Members of the Irish Wildlife Trust can attend the workshop for free and non-members must pay a small attendance fee (€20) to participate. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. 

To register as a surveyor or for more information contact Dr Daniel Buckley at or on 0863691982 or check out our website

This project is funded by Dublin zoo and Fota Wildlife Park.

Training day information...our nearest one
Wexford:    3rd  March, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve  

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