Species Control & Translocation
Our teams include licensed animal specialists in birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. And we also have a renowned strength of expertise in botanical survey and assessment and habitat management.
We use this expertise to conduct protected species surveys to determine whether species will be impacted by a proposal or development and whether such plans can be altered cost-effectively to accommodate the needs of such species. Where this is impractical we carefully plan their translocation.
We have successfully designed translocation strategies for reptiles, mammals and amphibians. We first choose a suitable receptor site which is carefully prepared to maximise the suitability of the habitat for the species concerned. Then the wildlife is transferred to the new site. To ensure success the site is monitored for a pre-determined timescale and careful adjustments are made if required.
Invasive Species Control
Non-indigenous invasive plant species, such as Japanese Knotweed and Giant Hogweed, can damage ecology, the environment and structures. The implications include structural damage, threats to human health, removal cost, inconvenience and project delays.
We use the expertise of our ecologists, chemists and remediation engineers to assess, design and manage the issues caused by this invasive vegetation. By combining these skills we are able to design effective strategies for the prevention of uncontrolled spread and the eradication of these plants. Our experts determine whether it is appropriate to treat these infestations with herbicides, dispose of them off-site, or provide ongoing management or handling on site.