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Great crested newts: survey or research licence (level 1)

Register to use a licence to survey great crested newts for research or conservation work (licence CL08).

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Register for a class licence to survey great crested newts for research or conservation work (A29-1)

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Great crested newts survey or research class licence (level 1) (CL08)

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Details

This licence allows you to survey great crested newts using:

  • hand
  • nets
  • torches
  • aquatic funnel traps (including bottle traps)

This licence does not cover pitfall traps (you need a level 2 licence for this) or box traps.

You must set free all captured great crested newts as soon as you’ve finished examining them.

You need a separate mitigation licence to do anything not covered by this licence.

Register with Natural England

Before you can use this licence, you must register with Natural England using the application form A29-1 on this page.

References

You usually need to complete a reference to support a survey or research licence form when you register for this licence if:

  • you haven’t held a licence for the species or a similar species for the last 3 years
  • you have a licence but want to add new methods

Report action taken

You must return a report action taken under a great crested newt survey or research licence form (LR-CL0809) no later than 31 October each year, even if you’ve taken no action.

This form is also used to renew your registration.

Published 6 October 2014
Last updated 26 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Registration form A29-1 added.
  2. Replaced licence with new version issued 1 January 2018
  3. Annual licence update 2017.
  4. Replaced licence with new version issued 1 January 2016.
  5. Added updated class licence. New version valid from 1 January to 31 December 2015.
  6. First published.