Sniffing out great crested newts

Detection dogs are branching out into conservation services, with some being trained to search for protected species. Luke Gorman and Stephen Nisbet report on pioneering field trials with implications for mineral and infrastructure projects

by Luke Gorman and Stephen Nisbet
Rocky searches for great crested newts in natural habitat during the field trial at Crown Farm quarry. Photograph: Wagtail UK
Rocky searches for great crested newts in natural habitat during the field trial at Crown Farm quarry. Photograph: Wagtail UK

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