Wildlife: Smooth Newt
Spotted in Moor Lane on the 19th April.
Although they are protected in Britain under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, their numbers continue to decline across Europe. They are vulnerable to urbanisation, agricultural change and pollution of their habitat. Smooth Newts are protected by law in Great Britain against being sold or traded in any way. In Northern Ireland they are fully protected this prohibiting killing, injuring, capturing, disturbance, possession or trade.