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The Irish Wildlife Trust in collaboration with Clare County Council are running a training course on how to identify Smooth Newts in your local pond. The smooth newt is one of our few native amphibian species. To register contact Dr Daniel Buckley at newts@iwt.ie or on 0863691982 or check out our website www.iwt.ie The training will take place at the Clare County Council Offices, on Saturday the 24th March beginning at 11:00am.

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. We also hope to make Irish people more familiar with this little ‘water dragon’, so that they will value it as part of our natural heritage. This year we will be focussing our efforts in counties where we currently have few or no records, including county Clare. A training day will be taking place in March at the Clare County Council Offices.

If you would like to attend the training day, you must register with us. Members of the Irish Wildlife Trust can attend the workshop for free, while 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 newts@iwt.ie or on 0863691982 or check out our website www.iwt.ie
This project is funded by Dublin zoo and Fota Wildlife Park.

Clare training day location: Clare County Council Offices
Date: 24th March Time: 11:00am