Pre-emptive effort should always be made to ensure the protection of local habitats.
Environmental conservation should be a high priority as construction work can have devastating effects if not coordinated properly.
It is not just the local wildlife that is in danger, the impact on the community living in and around the site is also at risk.
The example below shows how one site took additional environmental precautions:
This innovation has since been further developed by implementing a new identification system. The newts deposit traces of their DNA in ponds and the company uses techniques that analyse the water to identify the newts’ presence. This allows the dogs to identify the newts more quickly by having a narrower search area.
Monitor report. Manchester Smart Motorways. Manchester. May 2016/June 2017.
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