PROTECTED SPECIES

Amphibians

Great crested newt surveys must be undertaken between March and June, therefore forward planning is essential in order to prevent costly delays. Book your survey now!

Our team undertakes survey work for amphibians, principally great crested newts.

Great crested newts and their places of shelter and protection are fully protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, as amended by the Countryside and Rights of Way (CRoW) Act 2000. They are also protected under European legislation, being included on Schedule 2 of The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 (the Habitats Regulations).

Great crested newt surveys are undertaken in spring when the animals are in their aquatic habitat. Surveys to establish presence/absence must be undertaken between March and June, therefore forward planning is essential in order to prevent costly delays. Inspired Ecology Ltd undertake pond/water body assessments as part of any ecological appraisal and can advise on the likely requirement for great crested newt surveys.

This service includes...

  • Ecologists with the appropriate licences to undertake presence/absence surveys and population class estimates (all survey work is undertaken in accordance with Natural England guidance)
  • Preparation of Natural England European Protected Species licences (EPS) in respect of work affecting great crested newts. This includes designing and implementing mitigation strategies and capture programmes (including installation of pitfall traps and newt fencing)
  • Habitat enhancement/creation schemes including pond design and creation and hibernacula design and creation

Why use Inspired Ecology?

Inspired Ecology Ltd are a team of experienced ecologists with complementary expertise that can provide complete ecological solutions for your project.

Modern
Approach

Practical experience in the use of advanced technological species surveying equipment

Complete
Ecological Solutions

Wide knowledge and expertise in theoretical and practical field skills suitable for a range of flora and fauna

Quality
Guaranteed

As a small company with a distinguished reputation within the sector, we assure the highest standard of customer service and efficiency tailored towards your ecology needs

Qualified
Staff

Over 15 years of experience in the ecological sector with personnel holding relevant degrees and/or membership of appropriate professional bodies

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