Dataset Details - Newt Survey 2010-2014
A survey of smooth Newt distribution in Ireland since 2010
To determine the distribution of smooth newt in Ireland and to highlight the importance of wetland conservation. Re-visiting of previously surveyed sites to monitor declines or increases of newt populations.
Data is collected through the submission of sightings by the public and from IWT trained surveyors who select and survey specific sites. The survey uses an observation only methodology and is simply a presence or absence type survey; no capturing or handling of newts is required. Records are submitted through the IWT'S website and checked before submission to the National Biodiversity Data Centre.
The islands of Ireland
2010 to present day
With the advent of mobile phones with high quality cameras, the majority of records are accompanied by photos. In the absence of a photo the recorder is contacted and questioned about their record to eliminate any confusion with the Common Lizard. Once records are validated they are submitted to the National Biodiversity Data Centre. IWT has provided an online fact sheet to highlight the morphological and habitual differences between newts and lizards to aid the public in determining what species they have sighted.
Further information on the survey can be found at the website of the Irish Wildlife Trust www.iwt.ie
Restricted (Data can be viewed on the mapping system but is not available for download)
Irish Wildlife Trust, Newt Survey 2010-2014, National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland, accessed 02 February 2023, <https://maps.biodiversityireland.ie/Dataset/169>
Dataset species distribution
Terrestrial Map - 10kmDistribution of the number of species recorded within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Marine Map - 50KmDistribution of the number of species recorded within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Dataset record distribution
Terrestrial Map - 10kmDistribution of the number of records within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Marine Map - 50KmDistribution of the number of records within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Records per year
Species per year
|Abundance||Measure of abundance of the organism recorded|
|Category of evidence||A descriptor of the category of evidence supporting the species sighting|
|Determiner name||The name of the person(s) who verified the identification - used for verify records of difficult taxa|
|Habitat description||A description of the habitat in which the organism was recorded|
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