George Clifton Great Crested Newt Pond Project Officer Expand George joined FWAG SW in 2021 as the Great Crested New Pond Project Officer, he works across Somerset, South Gloucestershire, and Wiltshire. He provides advice to landowners and farmers on how to qualify for the project both through pond creation and restoration to increase the amount of habitat suitable for Great Crested Newts. He coordinates and plans the construction/restoration of ponds and follows up with eDNA sampling to review the success of the pond. George studied a Masters in Biology at Leiden University in the Netherlands, focussing on Biodiversity and Sustainability. Before this he obtained a BSc Environmental Science at the University of the West of England. George has carried out research on a range of species including investigating hybridisation of Marbled Newts in Portugal.