Riding offers ecological survey of protected wildlife and relocation procedures.
The timing of all ecological survey can be critical, for example, it is illegal to disturb a hibernating vole or newt. Months of hibernation range from October to March for water voles and November until February for great crested newts. Good forward planning and early ecological surveys will avoid any delays due to legislation. Our experienced ecologists will ensure any legislation is satisfied and that the ecology survey and work is completed with minimal impact on the project. Riding also offer a service for surveying and monitoring wildlife, including water voles and great crested newts, during and after the development if required.
Dealing with and surveying for protected species is highly legislated, for example preventions are in place to stop the disruption of a habitat or any place that a water vole uses for shelter or protection. Experienced ecologists can give details and advice on legislation that may impact upon a project and carry out relocation programmes.
Riding holds ecology licenses for a range of protected species including:
- Mammals: water voles, badger, red squirrel, bats
- Reptiles and Amphibians: including great crested newts
- Birds: breeding and overwintering species