Low Impact Bat Class Licence

What does the Low Impact Bat Class Licence cover? Low impact licences are suitable for small scale developments where the conservation importance of the roost is of low conservation significance … More

Bat Survey

Bat Protection In England, all bat species are protected under Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended). This means that bats are protected from intentional or reckless disturbance, … More

Great Crested Newt Survey

Great Crested Newt Protection Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 (NERC) lists the Great Crested Newt (GCN) as a species of principle importance under Section 41. Section 40 requires … More

Dormouse Survey

Dormice Protection Dormice are protected under schedule 5 of the WCA 1981 (as amended). This means they are protected from intentional or reckless disturbance, intentional or reckless obstruction of access … More

Bird survey

The Ecology Partnership has undertaken numerous bird surveys, from species-specific surveys, such as barn owl surveys and farmland bird surveys, to ensure that birds and their habitat are considered within development proposals. … More

Water Vole Survey

Water Vole Protection & Legislation Water voles are a UK BAP priority species, and a species of principal importance in England, under section 41 of the NERC Act 2006. The … More

Reptile Survey

Reptile Protection All reptiles are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended), making it illegal to intentionally kill or injure a common reptile. Rare reptiles (the smooth … More

Otter Survey

Otter Protection Otters are legally protected by The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) and by the Habitats Regulations 2010, which makes them a European Protected Species. It’s therefore … More

Barn Owl Survey

Barn Owl Protection Barn owls are afforded special protection under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) and as amended. Therefore barn owls, their nests, eggs and young … More

Badger Survey

Badger Protection Legislation Badgers are protected and so are the setts they live in. Under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992, in England it is an offence to: Wilfully kill, … More