Great crested newts are an internationally important species whose population has experienced a massive decline over the last century, largely due to the destruction of their habitat. They are now legally protected by British and European law. 

Come along to this talk to hear about one of the ways great crested newts are being protected in the UK: the District Level Licensing Scheme, which is operated under Natural England to create and restore pond habitat for great crested newts across England. Could this be one of the largest pond creation and restoration projects in Europe? 

Field Studies Council Natural History Live webinars are free online learning experiences for adults, comprising of a 30-40 minute talk from a guest speaker, followed by a question and answer session. We host them on Zoom and we will send out joining instructions on the day of the event. Sign up for the Field Studies Council Biodiversity newsletter to find out about our other online learning opportunities and receive exclusive discounts. 

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Example Timetable

The usual format of Natural History Live virtual events is:

5 minute introduction by the Field Studies Council Biodiversity project team
30-40 minute talk presented by guest speaker
15-25 minute speaker Q&A session hosted by a Field Studies Council staff member

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition

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These Natural History Live webinars are made available to all at no cost. If you would like to contribute to the Natural History Live webinar programme you can do so by giving a donation when you purchase your ticket via Eventbrite. All donated fees contribute financially towards supporting adult learning opportunities for a range of audiences with Field Studies Council. This event can be booked through the Natural History Live webinars Eventbrite page.

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