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2015-2016 Cardiff University Slow Worm Project

Raye, Lee 2016. 2015-2016 Cardiff University Slow Worm Project. [Project Report]. Cardiff University.

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Abstract

* This report describes the first year (2016) of a slow worm project at a secret site at Cardiff University. * The site is the grounds of a student residences location within the urbanised area of Cathays, Cardiff. * Part of the site has been re-wilded into a grassland meadow for slow worms and other wildlife, and a piece of corrugated tin has been placed to warm in the sun for heat-loving reptiles. * The site was monitored for slow worms and the project was successful. There were 29 sightings in the active season (4th May-17th October 2016). This season is slightly later than average. The peak numbers of individuals recorded in single visits were in July and August, which is again later than average. * The project was carried out by grounds people from the SPORT department as part of the Cardiff University Sustainability initiative. * Slow worms are a protected species under the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) and a species of principal importance for biodiversity under the Environment (Wales) Act (2016).

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Sustainable Places Research Institute (PLACES)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QH Natural history
Uncontrolled Keywords: slow worms, site report, species data, herpetology
Publisher: Cardiff University
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 12 December 2016
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2017 05:45
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/96201

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