Many invertebrate species, terrestrial and aquatic, are afforded protection under UK law due to declines, endangerment and rarity and encompasses approx. 400 species. Three of these are afforded more significant protection and include the large blue butterfly, Fisher’s estuarine moth and little whirlpool ramshorn snail.
Our services offer a full package from initial site inspections through to licensing and mitigation, along with future monitoring and management, giving our clients a complete service for their project. For further details refer to our additional services.
- Kick Samples
- Drift Netting
- Artificial Substrate Setting and Sampling
- Pit Fall Traps
- Suction Samples
- Hand Search
- Sweep Netting
- Leaf Litter Sieving
- Wood Beating
- Nocturnal Moth Trapping
What We Do
Our team assess and evaluate habitats for their viability to support invertebrate species of importance to nature conservation in order to determine the necessity for further survey effort to progress the Site for our clients. Where required we undertake licensing and mitigation to comply with Local Planning Authority (LPA) consents and legislation.
Not all activities or developments will require a licence for protected species, where possible, we look to assess, alter and mitigate to avoid impacts and the subsequent need for a licence.
If any protected species is recorded and it is not possible to avoid disturbance, then a European Protected Species Mitigation (EPSM) licence would be required for the site. We can complete any licence and method statement application to the relevant statutory body for our client.