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 the UK The requirement to undertaken bat surveys is because bats are protected by a number of pieces of legislation, both domestic and international. This is the … More

Great Crested Newt Survey

Great Crested Newts The great crested newt (Triturus cristatus) is the UK’s largest newt species and is easily distinguishable from the two other native newt species by size and colouring. … 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

Birds within the U.K. have been subject to an ever-increasing habitat loss and degradation. Intensifying land management practices and habitat loss through the building of residential areas has been the … More

Water Vole Survey

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 water vole … More

Reptile Survey

Reptiles 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 the Habitats Regulations 2017, making them a European Protected Species. With this legal protection, … More

Barn Owl Survey

Barn Owl Protection Barn owls (Tyto alba) were the most common species of owl found within the British countryside. However, in recent years, populations have significantly declined. This is thought … More

Badger Survey

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