Chris Gleed-Owen
CGO Ecology were engaged by us to deal with a major badger problem. Their advice, care, communication skills, and sheer professionalism, were of immense help in solving this situation satisfactorily....
We found a badger sett in a cemetery in suburban Christchurch yesterday, most likely an outlier. It had only three semi-recently-used holes, and three shallow diggings. The nearest woodland which may...
Senior Ecologist (Level 2 bat-licensed) CGO Ecology Ltd - www.cgoecology.com Starting ASAP/March 2021 Advertised until filled Permanent, full-time Salary up to £40,000 Overview CGO Ecology is recruiti...
Covering all London Boroughs. CGO Ecology Ltd Suite 84 88 Lower Marsh Waterloo London SE1 7AB T: 0207 046 8471 E: RegularLabs.EmailProtector.unCloak("ep_e05c2f19"); RegularLabs.EmailProtector.unCloak(...
Hot off the press, Natural England has just published its much-anticipated "Reptile Mitigation Guidelines".
Many of you will be unaware that Britain was once home to some rather exotic species - including freshwater turtles. Today, the European pond terrapin Emys orbicularis is confined to warmer parts of E...
We perform specialist surveys of rare, protected and threatened species, under appropriate licences where relevant, and general biodiversity surveys.
We receive lots of letters and CVs from graduates looking for ecological consultancy jobs. In a competitive job market, your CV needs to stand out from the rest by having lots of practical experience,...
Hottentot fig is an increasingly-common sight on British coastlines, and a rather attractive one. The problem is that it outcompetes native coastal vegetation, displacing rare species like the sand li...
Yesterday a range of news sources reported that a Dorset badger cull is "looking increasingly likely", paraphrasing the words of Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill. The BBC, the Dai...
Last weekend saw yet another excellent Herpetofauna Workers' Meeting, this time at Bristol Zoo Gardens. Thanks to ARC and ARGUK for organising it.
Yesterday CGO Ecology's Chris Gleed-Owen and ARC's Nick Moulton were out on Studland Peninsula in Dorset, training reptile survey volunteers for the Cyril Diver Project. Despite a grim start to the we...
Sad news from Scotland about an unfortunate leatherback drowned in a creel rope in Sutherland, Northwest Scotland, last week. Pictures have been circulating on Twitter, and in the Aberdeen Press and J...
The EC has published a new set of regulations to tackle the dire problem of invasive alien species (IAS) across Europe. The spread of IAS is widely viewed as one of the biggest threats to global wildl...
The Great Crested Newt (GCN) Task Force is an initiative instigated by Defra a couple of years ago, with the aim of improving intelligence on GCN status in the UK, whilst supporting the sustainable de...
In five days time, we shall be heading up to the Western Highlands off Scotland, and taking a ferry to the Inner Hebridean island of Rùm. There we'll be joining colleagues from Scottish consultancy Ca...
The British Herpetological Society has announced production of 'Amphibian Gullypot Ladders'. Finally an elegant way to prevent avoidable amphibian deaths has come onto the market, and the BHS is welco...
We applied to build a barn to be sited on an arable field. The council asked for a biodiversity appraisal, and placed a short deadline for receipt. We engaged Dr Chris Gleed-Owen who made a site visit...
Chris founded CGO Ecology in 2008, when he was primarily a herpetologist. Since then he has expanded his expertise, and worked in rail and road infrastructure, minerals, renewables, housing, conservat...
CGO Ecology has a skilled and experienced team of ecological consultants, with an enviable reputation for quality and reliability. Among them are nationally-recognised experts in a range of discipline...
Ecologist or Senior Ecologist (Bat-licensed) CGO Ecology Ltd - www.cgoecology.com Starting ASAP February/March 2021 Permanent, full-time Salary £25,000 to £35,000 Overview CGO Ecology is recruiting an...
Ecologists - CGO Ecology is recruiting Ecologists. Starting Feb/Mar 2023. Salary £25,000-30,000. Permanent, full-time, advertised until filled. Locations: Northwest, Midlands, Southeast, Southwest. Ba...
The Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (IEEM) has just published a set of guidance notes to advise wildlife surveyors and other practitioners on the skills needed for species surveys. T...
Do reptiles live on floodplains? It is a question I have often asked myself, and usually concluded that the answer is largely 'no.' The obvious exception is the grass snake, a highy mobile species, at...
The Southeast England regional meeting of the Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the United Kingdom (ARGUK) held at Marwell Wildlife, Hampshire, on Saturday 17 November 2012 was a great success.
The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) has published a series of 'average population density' maps on its website, showing the number of individuals per square kilometre for 49 common species of bird...
We assist you in taking your project through development planning, and ensuring that your legal obligations are met in relation to wildlife.
Every year, we try to keep our 'continued professional development' (CPD) profiles updated by attending conferences and training courses. Not only are these important professionally; they are rewardin...
The most visited article on the CGO Ecology website is this one: " Ecology reports needed for all planning applications ." It was written in August 2010, at a time when local authorities in Dorset wer...
The following is an open letter from CGO Ecology's Chris Gleed-Owen to Bournemouth Borough Council:
Last Saturday I spent an enjoyable and highly-educational day learning about cetacean and seabird ID. The location: Dorset Wildlife Trust's Chesil Beach Centre, between Weymouth and Portland, with pan...
Environmental sustainability is central to CGO Ecology's business ethic and our Environmental and Social Responsibility Policy outlines the steps we take to ensure our practices are sustainable. One o...
This is an unusual story from the Irish Independent today. Three fishermen off the coast of Co Kerry spent a whole day rescuing a pod of 60 dolphins in danger of beaching.
We came across this interesting European agricultural nugget on CIEEM's ePolicy update this week: " Communicating biodiversity to farmers: developing the right tools ."
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation's consultancy arm ARCESL and University of Kent's DICE have teamed up to carry out research and development into predictive modelling of great crested newt (GCN) occ...
Late May is typically the time that sand lizards ( Lacerta agilis ) start digging tunnels in which to lay their eggs. First they make several exploratory diggings in bare firm sandy ground, and may ta...
This is a short article about the great efforts we and Dorset County Council (DCC) have been going to over the last year, to ensure that a major rebuild of the A338 dual carriageway in Dorset doesn't...
Natural England is really pleased to have helped make the A338 road re-construction in Dorset a success. It has been an innovative, cost effective way of working with rare and protected reptiles, avoi...
Covering Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Lincolnshire, Rutland, East Midlands, West Midlands, East Anglia. CGO Ecology Ltd 19 Fairfield Drive...
We offer a complete range of ecological services, which we tailor to suit any project, even at very short notice. Our rates are competitive, our recommendations pragmatic, and our pricing honest.
Senior Ecologist (Bats – Northwest England) Starting February/March 2021 Permanent, full-time Salary £30,000+ Overview CGO Ecology is recruiting a Senior Ecologist in Northwest England, ideally South...
CGO Ecology recently made a significant donation to Chewton Common Playgroup in Highcliffe, supporting the company’s aim to aid small or community projects where the donation goes a long way. Director...
Following the success of our Reptile Survey Skills training day in June, we are planning to run another one in September. It will be based in the Bournemouth area (Dorset). Subject matter will be as d...
Forty-eight years since Rachel Carson's seminal book "Silent Spring" awoke the world to the devastation that developed countries were causing to their native wildlife, a new book examines whether thin...
An open letter to Justin McCracken, Chief Executive of the Health Protection Agency, in response to their press release "County walking? Think snakes..." (23/5/12):
CGO Ecology has won a contract with Caledonian Conservation Ltd to provide mollusc surveys of four Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in Scotland.
Where planned activities will negatively affect wildlife interests, we provide recommendations for mitigation and BNG (biodiversity net gain) enhancements.
The following was taken from the Buglife and Exmoor National Park Authority websites: Buglife and Exmoor National Park Authority are appealing for sightings of White-clawed crayfish on Exmoor. The two...
The British Standards Institution (BSI) has published a British Standard for biodiversity management, assessment and information provision in the development-planning process. BS42020:2013 aims to set...
CGO Ecology has teamed up with Bournemouth University to carry out a research project into the occurrence and possible impacts of a tiny invertebrate animal from the southern hemisphere. The Australia...
A taskforce of hardworking team of volunteers from the amphibian and reptile group network ARG-UK has just returned from a habitat-management taskforce to the Sefton Coast of Merseyside. The group, fu...
The following from Sergé Bogaerts: A deadly skin-eating fungus is threatening Belgian Fire Salamander populations. Amphibians are already globally threatened by dramatic population declines, which are...
Hello, my name is Noel Bergin, and I am the new Senior Ecologist at CGO Ecology. Since starting in May, I have been working on GCN and bat mitigation work, but also at a number of railway sites, captu...
As the Marine Conservation Society says on its website , August is the peak month for leatherback turtle sightings in British and Irish waters. This world-travelling ocean giant is now widely regarded...
World Animal Protection (formerly the World Society for the Protection of Animals) has been in the press in the past week. They published a report revealing the extent of wildlife crime in the UK – fr...
We are very pleased with the firm yet pragmatic approach that Chris takes towards the reptile issues we push in his direction from time to time. The County Council needs to save money in delivering it...
Covering Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Somerset, Avon, Gloucestershire, Devon, Cornwall. CGO Ecology Ltd 31 Walkford Road Christchurch Dorset BH23 5QD T: 01202 798126 E: RegularLabs.Ema...
Our reputation relies upon honest, pragmatic advice, and delivery of reliable and timely services to our clients. Get in touch to discuss your project.
Sandi has an extensive CV in finance and administration positions across the public and private sectors. She worked in senior positons for Dorset Police for24 years, including heading the Central Inpu...
CGO Ecology has donated 50 dormouse nest tubes and 10 footprint tunnels to the Countryside Restoration Trust to enable a survey of their Bere Marsh Farm site in Dorset. Bere Marsh Farm lies close to t...
A new Code has been produced for dealing with stranded turtles found on UK coastlines. The code is produced by a partnership including the Marine Conservation Society and the Amphibian and Reptile Con...
(First published on 18/4/12 on the ARGUK website www.arguk.org ) Recent media attention has highlighted the impact of current drought conditions on natterjack toad breeding success. Natterjack breedin...
IEEM - the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management - has announced that it is on track to gain the royal seal of approval. The Institute has applied for Royal Charter status which would impr...
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has announced its intention to a carry out a survey of freshwater pearl mussels ( Margaritifera margaritifera ) across Scotland. It is currently seeking tenders from su...
So here we are with yet another case of unexpected great crested newts (UXGCNs) turning up on a development site, far too late in the day, and leaving all concerned bemused and wondering where to poin...
Several news sources are reporting that North American signal crayfish have been detected in the Eden River catchment in Cumbria, considered a UK stronghold of the native white-clawed crayfish. This i...
The NewForest was among nine precious landscapes in Britain to receive £21 million in Heritage Lottery Fund money. The Hampshire bational park will receive an HLF grant of £2.9m, including £161,000 of...
In 2003, Sandlizards were discovered at Wareham station and in 2013 Smooth Snakes were added to the list.These discoveries were somewhat suprising as this site is 1km away from the nearest Heath. As t...
I needed a bat survey for planning requirements, and contacted Noel Bergin from CGO Ecology. The communication, information and survey of the property were efficient and timely, ensuring my planning a...
We are very pleased that CGO Ecology was 'Highly Commended' in the Chartered Institute for Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) annual awards ceremony in London last week. Our involvement on t...
Covering Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Greater London, Sussex, Kent, Middlesex, Hertfordshire. CGO Ecology Ltd Suite 130, Railway House 14 Chertsey Road Woking Surrey GU21 5AH T: 01483 33...
CGO Ecology recently made a significant donation to Highcliffe Food and Arts Festival , becoming a Bronze sponsor. The two-day community event is run by a committee of volunteers and relies on such do...
After a very successful 'Reptile survey skills' training course attended by eleven ecology professionals yesterday, CGO Ecology is taking bookings for bespoke training courses this summer and autumn t...
Australian researchers have shown for the first time that the advanced stages of chytridiomicosis in amphibians can be completely cured using fungicide and electrolyte therapy.
This is the Australian landhopper or woodhopper Arcitalitrus dorrieni (an amphipod crustacean). It is not native to the UK, but has become increasingly established over the last century or so. It live...
We feel confident appointing CGO Ecology to take forward a wide range of work, including innovative research projects where we can rely on their knowledge, skills and professionalism to deliver high q...
According to web sources, Richard Benyon MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Natural Environment, Water and Rural Affairs has communicated the Government's intention to legislate against the sale of...
We have an enviable record for training and education delivery in the public, private and third sectors.
CGO Ecology has been busy lately. A recent highlight was visiting the Caribbean islands of Trinidad & Tobago, where we were honoured to be guests of sea turtle conservation charity SOS Tobago - Save O...
LIMÓN, Costa Rica— Conservation groups today announced a $10,000 reward for information on the brutal killing of Jairo Mora Sandoval, a sea turtle activist working to protect nesting sea turtles on Co...
In 2003, Sandlizards were discovered at Wareham station and in 2013 Smooth Snakes were added to the list.These discoveries were somewhat suprising as this site is 1km away from the nearest Heath. As t...
When CGO Ecology first started in March 2008, it was just a one-man band. Now we have four permanent staff, quite a few seasonal staff, and numerous subcontractor associates. In 2014 for the first tim...
The cold season means that many vertebrates, invertebrates and plants are in hibernation or some other form of dormancy; so it is usually a quieter time for professional ecologists. However, not every...
Dr Chris Gleed-Owen, Director of CGO Ecology, has been Research Committee Chair of The British Herpetological Society (BHS) for almost 20 years. In 2004, Chris set up the Student Grant Scheme to help...
Based in Essex, Scott has been assisting with our breeding and wintering bird surveys. He also has experience undertaking bat scoping and emergence surveys, GCN pitfall trapping and translocation, rep...
404: Not Found Sorry, but the content you requested could not be found
As we enter late summer, the 'Asian hornet' Vespa velutina reaches its most active time of year, and this is likely to be the year they reach Britain. As part of the 'GB rapid response protocol', Defr...
The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) has announced a six-year contract to enhance biological recording in the UK.
The following news is taken from the Fera website . The European Food Safety Authority has recently published an opinion http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/2552.htm evaluating a Spanish pest...
CGO Ecology have undertaken several projects for Simecology. On every occasion they have provided us with an excellent service. Their delivery of reptile mitigation is underpinned by a very obvious kn...
We offer geographic information systems (GIS), habitat and wildlife mapping services, as well as data management, analysis and presentation.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has announced that neonicotinoid pesticides are dangerous to honey bees, and should not be used on crops that are attractive to them. The Parliament UK websit...
This story is doing the rounds at the moment: a two-headed adder seen in Yorkshire. Here is the BBC's take on it: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/24289923
Spring is pretty much here now, and there is always a distinct surge in ecological consultancy work at this time of year. We have therefore been recruiting, and we welcome our newest staff member, Ali...
Tomorrow morning we're taking the CalMac ferry to the Scottish inner hebridean island of Rùm in search of rare snails. We're looking for tiny whorl snails ( Vertigo species), guided by maps of Schoenu...
CGO Ecology recently became a corporate sponsor of the Great Bustard Group , a conservation charity working to reintroduce great bustards to the UK. The great bustard – the world’s heaviest flying bir...
Planned road upgrade works for the A338 Bournemouth Spur Road led to a huge operation in 2010 to rescue thousands of reptiles from the verges that would be temporarily destroyed. Dorset County Council...
Arnold Cooke is well known to many in the herpetological world. Both a prominent professional ecologist, and a highly-regarded amphibian specialist, he has worked with amphibians for many years. Most...
The UK's statutory nature conservation organisations have announced the commencement of the 6th 'Quinquennial Review' (QQR) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (WCA).
Chris Gleed Owen uses his extensive knowledge to good effect when solving difficult problems.
CGO Ecology Ltd - protected species & habitat surveys, mitigation, planning, conservation Based in Dorset, Notts, Surrey, W.Mids, S.Wales - working across the UK & internationally Bats, badger, reptil...
Ok so it's a rhetorical question, but it raises an important point: there are undoubtedly some alien invasives here that we don't know about yet. Non-native invasive species are here, and here to stay...
Our specialist expertise in the identification of amphibian and reptile skeletal remains is almost unique in the UK. We also have expertise in non-marine Mollusca and other taxonomic groups.
Ireland's National Biodiversity Data Centre has announced a new red list of Irish maflies, produced in conjunction with the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Northern Ireland Environment Agency. It...
As the days get shorter, this week in late September sees us pass the point of equal day and night length: the autumnal equinox. The spring and autumn equinoxes are busy times for reptiles in northern...
Jess assists with our protected species surveys in Surrey and the Southeast. She has experience in Extended Phase 1 surveys, GCN pitfall trapping and translocation, reptile surveys and translocation,...
Senior Ecologist (ideally level 2 bat-licensed) CGO Ecology Ltd - www.cgoecology.com Starting: ASAP in autumn/winter 2021 Closing date: Friday 22 nd October 2021 Permanent, full-time (part-time consid...
CGO Ecology has been tasked with moving a population of reptiles to save them from a quarry development. Several hundred common lizards and a small number of grass snakes are expected in the capture e...
As we enter the month of June - the beginning of summer in climatic terms - we can look back on a spring that has been the warmest and driest for many years. Reptiles in the UK have undoubtedly benefi...
Bournemouth once again played host to the annual ARC/BHS Scientific Meeting last Sunday, 4 December 2011. Over a hundred attendees made it a sell-out, and with a diverse programme of speakers, the mee...
The UK Government today released its long-awaited National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The document contains 57 pages of guidelines that replace all previous planning guidance, including Plannin...
Britain's freshwater environments are host to many invasive alien species, from amphibians to plants, crayfish to fungus. Today saw the deadline of a Europe-wide consultation on how we should deal wit...
We're engaged in lots of non-marine mollusc work at the moment; some of it relating to professional projects; some of it simply in the name of voluntary biological recording. Winter is a time for comp...
In-depth knowledge of reptile & amphibian ecology coupled with an ability to communicate to any audience makes Chris a valuable member on any ecology project team.
According to a press release by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), around 146 beavers are now established in about 40 family groups in the Tayside region of Scotland. They originated from accidental esc...
We're happy to announce that CGO Ecology's Senior Ecologist Noel Bergin is now qualified in City & Guilds NPTC Tree Climbing and Rescue. Although this sounds like an excuse for him to play around in t...
Steve is a respected arboriculturist with many years' experience in the industry, specialising in waterside and difficult-access locations. He is a tree-climbing bat roost specialist, with a passion f...
CGO Ecology Ltd - www.cgoecology.com Starting: ASAP/spring 2021 Closing date: advertised until filled Permanent, full-time or part-time Salary: £30,000 to £40,000 (pro rata for p/t) Apply to: Chris Gl...
Natural England has issued a news update on the submission and processing of EPS licence applications in England. Entitled "EPS Mitigation Licensing: Latest Developments – August 2010", the note is av...
CGO Ecology is pleased to hear that two new local ARG groups have been set up for the counties of Nottinghamshire and Hertfordshire. The national network of local voluntary groups is the backbone of h...
Numbers of Britain’s rarest lizard, the sand lizard, are increasing in parts of southern England - possibly due to climate change.
This year has been a bumper year for sand lizard conservation. The Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust (ARC) has managed to introduce/reintroduce sand lizards to seven sites in England and Wales...
It is encouraging to see that Amphibian and Reptile Conservation's "Add an Adder" recording campaign ( www.adder.org.uk ) is still going strong after six years. In this time it has gathered well over...
The Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (IEEM) is the UK’s main professional body for ecologists, nature conservation practitioners, ecological consultants and the like. Whilst membershi...
Defra's Non-Native Species Secretariat (NNSS) has announced very worrying news for Britain's trees. An outbreak of the Asian longhorn beetle (ALB), an exotic beetle pest which could have severe conseq...
Work by Russia researcher Andrey Reshetnikov has shown that an invasive fish - the rotan, Perccottus glenii - can severely affect European amphibian populations. Rotan effectively deplete amphibian la...
Greetings from a rainy and windswept Bournemouth! Well we can't complain really, as we've had a wonderful Indian summer, and there's probably a bit more of it to come. As we go into the autumn/winter...
Last week our team expanded by three, with the recruitment of Senior Ecologist and bat specialist Adam Day, Assistant Ecologist Sarah Barker, and Assistant Ecologist Peter Booker.
Paul (aka Cal) assists with our protected species surveys, operating currently from our base in Cleveland (Northeast England), but also working from our Coventry (West Midlands) base. He is experience...
CGO employee James Mansfield lifts the lid on being a registered bat carer Every year in the UK, as many as 1,800 injured bats are rescued by trained, vaccinated volunteers who then look after them un...
Britain's rarest reptile, the smooth snake, is only found in a handful of southern English counties. Heathland loss during the 20th century has seen them disappear from whole counties such as Devon. H...
Dorset Amphibian and Reptile Network (DARN) now has a Facebook group . Join the group and add any herp-related news or suggestions, or contact us to be added to the DARN email circulation list. DARN w...
[NOTE added 20/03/2014: This article was originally written in 2010, but is equally pertinent today. If your planning authority or other official body has asked you for an ecology report, it is impera...
Spring isn't quite here yet, and there's undoubtedly plenty more cold miserable weather to come, but there are already signs of the reptiles waking up. Reports have come in today from Chris Dresh (ARC...
Researchers are investigating adder populations in southern England to see if they are suffering from genetic bottlenecking. This can occur when populations become too small, and low gene flow means t...
An invasive species of crustacean known as the killer shrimp ( Dikerogammarus villosus ) is feared to be establishing itself in the UK. First identified at Grafham Water in Cambridgeshire in September...
The national furore over the planned badger cull is gaining momentum, and there are serious concerns on all sides that peaceful protest and objection might spill over into violent confrontation. While...
We would like to welcome our latest recruit, Frankie Gamble, who joined us in early April 2017 as a seasonal ecologist. Frankie has worked in ecological consultancy since 2015, and already has a wide...
2017 - Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey of school buildings and grounds - Solihull, West Midlands.
Rebecca is our comms person, and oversees various aspects of running the business. Luckily she isn't averse to sharing the office with everything from translocated reptiles to rare snails. She also as...
On 29th October 2019, we shared the following BBC article on our Facebook page: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50206382?fbclid=IwAR14pY2exZCZ5ODgKZ6n6lugHJAE1LC0OJMMRsnGa9RUE7i7FrtvaT2dUFM It was n...
On a recent trip to Turkey, CGO Ecology's Chris Gleed-Owen visited the DEKAMER research and rehabilitation centre at Iztuzu Beach in Turkey. Situated behind an important turtle nesting beach near Daly...
The Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust has released a landmark report compiling the first three years of results from its nationwide widespread species surveys. The results are worrying. Adders...
Japanese knotweed ( Fallopia japonica ) and its sister species, giant knotweed ( Fallopia sachalinensis ), are the scourge of Britain. Originally introduced in the early 19th century as ornamental and...
After years of speculation, it's now official - grass snakes are native to Scotland. Conventional wisdom has always maintained that the grass snake ( Natrix natrix ) is native to England and Wales, bu...
Britain's only venomous snake, the adder ( Vipera berus ), has often been in the news over the last year or so. Fears over its apparent decline have raised media attention across the UK, but rarely do...
Buglife, the Invertebrate Conservation Trust, has reported that England's largest population of freshwater pearl mussels ( Margaritifera margaritifera ) has been devastated by lowered water levels.
As a small independent consultancy, CGO Ecology Ltd was focused primarily on amphibian and reptile consultancy in its early years; but now that our business is much larger, the breadth of our capabili...
2017 - Aerial bat survey of trees affected by proposed surgery to maintain perimeter security of a gas installation. Our licensed bat surveyor and tree-climber Adam Day climbed three mature oak trees,...
CGO Ecology is a practice that offers the full suite of ecological consultancy services. We began in 2008 with a focus on reptiles and amphibians, with specialist knowledge in the EPS reptiles (sand l...
The UK's two main herpetofauna charities - Froglife and The Herpetological Conservation Trust (the HCT) - have today merged to form a single new charity called 'Amphibian and Reptile Conservation’. Tr...
The current spell of warm and sunny weather is showing signs of becoming a longer phase of unseasonably mild weather, and the term 'Indian Summer' is already being banded about. With several days of s...
The following is from Steve Davis of Dorset Wldlife Trust:
tThe adder, Britain's only venomous snake, is in crisis. This is the conclusion drawn by a group of reptile experts and conservationists who attended a conference on the latest research on adders, inc...
aSometimes things work out just fine if you leave them to the last minute; generally they do not. Today, however, was the former. I had my biggest ever NARRS reptile count - 87 common lizards and one...
Many of you will have heard the terrible news this Tuesday afternoon (31st March 2015) that on one of Dorset's best-known and best-loved heathlands was largely lost in a huge fire. The Fire Service be...
2017 - Botanical survey for brown galingale ( Cyperus fuscus ) at Shortwood Common (Staines Moor SSSI), one of only three occurrences of this extremely-rare plant in the UK - Staines-upon-Thames, Surr...
Senior Ecologist (bats, birds – home-based in Southeast England or Dorset) Starting January 2020 or ASAP thereafter - Permanent, with three-month probationary period - Salary £30,000-40,000 Overview C...
The Dorset Amphibian and Reptile Network (DARN) is a communication and action network set up to further the conservation of native amphibians and reptiles in the county of Dorset. Membership is by inc...
For many years now, chytrid fungus has been devastating amphibian populations around the world, and caused the extinction of some species. Global concern has grown as more species head towards extinct...
Major building works planned at Seaford College, West Sussex, have necessitated the translocation of a population of slow-worms. The school has an impressive walled garden, thought to be Elizabethan,...
One of Dorset's largest heaths was almost completely destroyed by fire yesterday. According to the internet and TV reports, it seems like one of the biggest heath fires ever. Estimates in the afternoo...
2017 - Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey of residential property - Friars Rise, Woking, Surrey.
Jonathan is a consultant ecologist with a diverse skill set, and a range of EPS survey and mitigation licences. As a botanist, he performs Phase 1 and NVC surveys, targeted species surveys, and leads...
In case you haven't heard of Biodiversity Net Gain, it's a huge new policy instrument that is coming on line at the moment. The latest iteration of the National Planning Policy Framework (DCLG, 2018)...
The current hot weather is making reptiles difficult to spot. In hot weather, reptiles don't need to spend much time basking, and we lose our best chance of seeing them.
So far, 2015 has all the hallmarks of another busy year. With existing projects being extended, and new jobs coming thick and fast at our Dorset and Nottinghamshire offices, we will most likely be rec...
CGO Ecology is moving its Dorset office. As of today (Friday 28th October 2016), our new Dorset base is: 27a Ridgefield Gardens, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 4QG. Our telephone number remains the same (...
2017 - Bat dusk emergence and dawn re-entry surveys - Dera N, Chobham, Surrey. 2017 - Bat dusk emergence and dawn re-entry surveys - Shinfield, Reading, Berkshire. 2017 - Bat dusk emergence and dawn r...
Chris is a respected ornithologist, arachnologist and all-round ecologist, based in Scotland. He has led survey and mitigation for large windfarms, solar parks, power lines, rail, road, housing and mi...
Now that spring is finally upon us (more or less), reptile capture work on the A338 can resume. CGO Ecology Ltd has spent this week preparing and laying 11,000 roofing felt refugia for reptiles on the...
With the summer finally showing its face, here's a rundown of what we've been up to lately: Phase 1 ecology surveys are one of our mainstays, and we've conducted them recently for a range of projects...
2017 - Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey of residential property - The Green, Ewhurst, Waverley Borough, Surrey.
CGO Ecology has been commissioned by Dorset County Council to carry out a reptile survey of the A338 Spur Road north of Bournemouth, Dorset. The 8.5 km road will be subject to a £27-million 'rebuild'...
As autumn hits us with a rather-wet bang, here is a summary of our current workbook. This month CGO Ecology is working for a range of clients in a variety of sectors: road, rail, minerals, forestry an...
The March 2016 issue of the CGO Ecology Newsletter is downloadable here . Please feel free to circulate.
2017 - Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey, bat PRA, reptile survey, DCC NET BMP and mitigation recommendations in relation to small residential development - Blandford Road, Hamworthy, Poole Borough, Dor...
Noel is an experienced bat worker, with level 1 and 2 disturbance licences, and proficiency in surveys, handling, bat box installaton, soft demolition, and other mitigation. He is also a licensed surv...
We hope all of our clients, colleagues and friends have had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year break. The weather has been atrocious for most of us in the UK, and we feel for all those affected by fl...
2017 - Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey, WBRC data search, and mitigation recommendations in relation to development of former car park site - Salt Lane Car Park & Shrub Walk, Coventry, West Midlands.
Katie has worked with us over the last few years on reptile, GCN, bat, bird and other surveys. She is Worcester-based, and assists us across the West Midlands and Welsh Marches. She has a Natural Engl...
2017 - Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey and BREEAM recommendations for hotel development - Cambridge Heath Road/Nant Street, Bethnal Green, East London.
Todd is a consultant herpetologist with many years of experience working on conservation and research projects in the UK, India and Central America. His specialist research has included tropical rainf...
CGO Ecology Ltd was set up in March 2008, and has since developed into an ecological consultancy offering a full suite of taxonomic expertise, whether in a development-mitigation context, or for conse...
2017 - Bat PRA, dusk emergence and dawn re-entry surveys, EPS mitigation licence application, reptile survey and mitigation plan, SBIC data search, GCN HSI and eDNA surveys in relation to proposed res...
Ian has wide experience of reptile, great crested newt and other amphibian surveys, mitigation and research. He is well-versed in GCN mitigation, including pitfall trapping. His reptile work has inclu...
Spring is a busy time for ecological consultancies, and we often have to recruit seasonal staff and subcontractors at very short notice. At CGO Ecology we therefore welcome CVs from prospective employ...
2017 - Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey and nesting bird survey of coastal site, in relation to buried cable remedial works - Wyke Regis, Weymouth & Portland District, Droset.
Alex has a Masters degree from Warwick University, and is a graduate of Exeter University, with a particular interest in the co-exsitence of biodiversity and farming. She assists us on bat surveys and...
CVs, CVs, CVs... It's that time of year again, and the CVs are flying. Winter seasonal work is coming to an end, and spring/summer seasonal work is being advertised. But how do you make your CV stand...
2017 - Badger survey and consultancy, trail camera installation and monitoring, Natural England liaison, sett closure licence application, sett closure implementation with one-way gates and ground-pro...
Mike is an experienced reptile and GCN surveyor, having worked on a wide range of projects, including the GCN Evidence Enhancement Project we completed for Natural England. He is based in Whitstable,...
For the next three weeks, CGO Ecology's Director & Principal Ecologist Chris Gleed-Owen will be in Madagascar. The primary reason is to attend the ACSAM2 meeting, which will see a conference of amphib...
2017 - Post-development monitoring of translocated sand lizard population and other reptiles - Wareham Station, Dorset. 2017 - Vegetation management of reptile receptor site - Wareham Station, Dorset.
Here's what our Ecologist Sam Mardell from Norfolk says about his time with us this spring and summer: "As my time with CGO Ecology comes to a close, I thought I would write a few paragraphs about my...
2017 - Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey and recommendations to achieve full ecology points under the Housing Quality Mark (HQM) scheme) for a former car park converted to residential development - Palm...
The spring is always a busy time for ecological consultancies, and CGO Ecology's calendar is pretty full this year. In fact, it never quietened down over the winter 2013-2014; we have remained busy th...
We currently have five seasonal Ecologists working for CGO Ecology. Here's what some of them had to say about their job. Ian Bradley from Northumberland said of his time with CGO Ecology:
2017 - Bat and barn owl PRA of residential property - St Anthony's Road, Meyrick Park, Bournemouth, Dorset. 2017 - Bat and barn owl PRA of residential property - Minstead Road, East Howe, Bournemouth,...
Environmental sustainability is central to CGO Ecology's business ethic and our Environmental and Social Responsibility Policy outlines the steps we take to ensure our practices are sustainable. One o...
Hello, my name is Noel Bergin, and I am the new Senior Ecologist at CGO Ecology. Since starting in May, I have been working on GCN and bat mitigation work, but also at a number of railway sites, captu...
2017 - BS5827:2012 tree survey, Arboricultural Impact Assessment, Tree Protection Plan, and Tree Constraints Plan for proposed residential development - The Ridgeway, Enfield, North London.
It's very important to us that our employees find their work enjoyable and fulfilling, so we ask for staff feedback on a regular basis, and we will publish it here on the website. The first person to...
2017 - Great crested newt HSI survey of ponds within 250m of care home development proposal - Chigwell Row, Epping Forest District, Essex. 2017 - GCN eDNA on ponds within impact zone of care home deve...
Owing to our expanding order book, we have recently been recruiting new staff. An advert on the Countryside Jobs Service (CJS) website two weeks ago yielded well over a hundred CVs. We were pleased to...
2016 - Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey) of hotel grounds subject to development proposals for jetty, boathouse and other facilities adjacent to SSSI/SAC lake, in rela...
CGO Ecology is currently carrying out a reptile capture and translocation exercise in a large china clay quarry complex on the edge of Dartmoor. For centuries, china clay has been quarried in this cor...
2016 - Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey) of sand dunes affected by proposal to build new half-way toilet facilities for golfers, in relation to application to Havant B...
CGO Ecology has just completed a couple of large contracts on behalf of Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC), and Natural England respectively. January to March has become increasingly busy in the...
Thanks to all the county Wildlife Trusts that expressed interest in our recent round of competitions on Twitter. We offered a free slug and snail survey, and a free reptile survey training day.
2016 - Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey) of large residential property, in relation to development application to Epping Forest District Council - Chigwell, Essex. 201...
With the economy still reeling from recession, and more Government cutbacks in the pipeline, the ecological professions face the same uncertain future as other disciplines. Nature conservation is taki...
2016 - Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey) and Hedgerow Regulations Survey of hedgerow affected by proposed haul road realignment, in relation to application to Reigate...
CGO Ecology has been awarded a contract by Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) to pilot a revised Common Standards Monitoring (CSM) methodology for herpetofauna interest features on English SSSIs...
CGO Ecology Director & Principal Ecologist Chris Gleed-Owen will be away from the UK from 7-23 May 2013, on honeymoon in Trinidad & Tobago. Please forgive any lack of service in the meantime.
2016 - Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey) of land subject to industrial development proposal, in relation to application to Bassetlaw District Council - Highgrounds Ind...
CGO Ecology has been instructed by Scottish environmental consultancy IKM Consulting Ltd (Grangemouth, Stirlingshire) to perform a reptile survey of the Waverley Line (Borders Rail) project in Septemb...
CGO Ecology is now on Twitter ( www.twitter.com ), under the name @CGOEcology. Follow us there, or see a feed of our tweets to the right-hand side of the 'About us' page of this website.
2016 - Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey) of land subject to residential development proposal, in relation to application to Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council - Co...
When the plug was pulled in summer 2010 on funding for the planned renewal works on the A338 Spur Road near Bournemouth, the associated ecological works ground to a halt. And as the future of the proj...
CGO Ecology has just been instructed by IKM Consulting Ltd to perform a reptile survey on the 50km route of the former Waverley Line railway from Edinburgh to Tweedbank. This major project, led by BAM...
2016 - Nesting bird survey of proposed telecoms cable route and mast location, on farmland in close proximity to SAC heathland supporting Dartford warbler, nightjar and woodlark - Frogmore/Yateley, Ha...
The last two months have proved very busy for CGO Ecology Ltd. Normally the spring is the busiest season, but the warm autumn in 2011, and a rash of new contracts, has made for a very busy season.
Summer usually presents an unpredictable time for CGO Ecology’s business diary. The bulk of season-specific work we do is in the spring, and the nature and volume of work during the rest of the year i...
2016 - Bat preliminary roost assessment of hotel buildings, walled garden and trees, including aerial inspection (rope access) - Brownsover Hall Hotel, Rugby, Warwickshire. 2016 - Extended Phase 1 Hab...
CGO Ecology Ltd always welcomes opportunities to work with new clients and new projects. Our portfolio spans a wide range of sectors and industries already, including housing, schools, road infrastruc...
The majority of CGO Ecology's work is field-based, and focuses on the most active periods for wildlife: spring, summer and autumn. Winter tends to be a less busy time, taken up with report writing, ge...
2016 - Chainsaw operator for tree felling and scrub clearance work - Moot Hall Gardens, Downton, Wiltshire. 2014 - Chainsaw assistance with tree felling work - Downton, Wiltshire.
The email server problems that were causing bounce-backs have now been solved. If you have tried to contact us in the last few days, and received a bounce-back message, please try again. Many thanks f...
2016 - Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey) and Hedgerow Regulations survey of grassland used for horse grazing, in relation to residential development application to Wyc...
Please accept our apologies, but server problems are preventing emails from reaching CGO Ecology at present. We are working on getting this fixed as soon as possible. Please try telephoning 07846 1373...
2016 - Ecologist provision to perform an Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) supervisory role during rubble removal and levelling of earth bunds. Part of site preparation for new industrial installation...
As the field season drew to a close in late October, far-flung places beckoned for me. With work generally fairly slack over the winter period, I prefer to use the opportunity to travel, see new place...
2016 - Preliminary bat inspection of residential property and trees subject to social housing development proposal to Crawley Borough Council - Crawley, West Sussex. Included full internal and externa...
CGO Ecology has a new employee, Sarah Atkinson, who has joined us an an Ecologist on a short-term contract to work on the A338 Spur Road reptile translocation. Sarah graduated from Plymouth University...
2016-2017 - Specialist zooarchaeological research services (subfossil amphibian and reptile remains identification, palaeoecology, palaeoenvironments) for rescue excavations of Lateglacial and Holocen...
CGO Ecology Ltd would like to welcome a new member of staff. Mike Hobby was employed as Assistant Ecologist in mid-March 2010, and will be working with us over the coming months. He has previously wor...
2016 - Adder hibernaculum survey, and staff and volunteer survey training, to support scrub management plan as part of Higher Level Stewardship agreement - Barton Common, Barton-on-Sea, New Forest Dis...
After what has been one of the coldest and snowiest winters in the UK in living memory, spring should be just around the corner. As we move into March, the ecological consultancy calendar starts to be...
2016 - Tree inspection for bats and nesting birds, and provision of ECoW/watching brief during felling for car park extension - Daventry Country Park, Daventry, Northamptonshire. 2016 - Extended Phase...
As spring approaches, at least in theory, the verges of the A338 Spur Road near Bournemouth are set to see a lot of activity. With the Christmas period over, and much of the vegetation clearance now c...
2016 - Extended Phase 1 Ecology Survey of former industrial units, subject to residential development application to London Borough of Waltham Forest - Walthamstow, London.
As the 2009 reptile and amphibian season has drawn to a close, CGO Ecology is now concentrating its efforts on preparatory work for the coming season in 2010. The major maintenance works on the A338 d...
2016 - Extended Phase 1 Ecology Survey to support application to Newark and Sherwood District Council for a poultry hatchery development - Newark, Nottinghamshire. 2016 - Breeding bird surveys prior t...
Works are under way to clear scrub and thousands of trees on the A338 verges to make way for the roadworks in summer/autumn 2010. The tree clearance is essential prior to the roadworks and the topogra...
CGO Ecology is currently working on the following projects:
2016 - Extended Phase 1 Ecology Survey of residential property, to support application to Bassetlaw District Council - Darlton, Notts.
Following an extensive reptile survey of the A338's roadside verges, CGO Ecology Ltd is working with Dorset County Council and Natural England on a plan to protect reptiles. The 10.5-km stretch of dua...
2016 - Bat preliminary roost assessment and report of buildings subject to proposed development - Parkstone Golf Club, Poole, Dorset. 2016 - Bat dusk emergence survey - Parkstone Golf Club, Poole, Dor...
CGO Ecology is currently accepting work to fill its 2009 calendar. Despite the recession, we are filling our immediate calendar quite nicely and welcome prospective clients to help us fill the rest of...
2015 - Fairy shrimp ( Chirocephalus diaphanus ) surveys and pond condition surveys of sites around Burley and Lyndhurst - New Forest, Hampshire. 2014 - GCN, mud snail and pond condition survey for Pon...
2017 - Non-marine mollusc survey of Eype Mouth & Stonebarrow Hill - Golden Cap Estate, Charmouth, Dorset. 2015 - Mollusc survey of woodland compartments on South Haven Peninsula, for Cyril Diver Proje...
2015 - Survey for Desmoulins' whorl snail ( Vertigo moulinsiana ) on Nansmellyn Marsh Nature Reserve - Perranporth, Cornwall. 2015 - Survey for mud snail ( Lymnaea glabra ) on Red Moor Nature Reserve...
2015 - Assistance with electrofishing (electric fishing) of salmon and trout parr, to allow PIT-tagging of netted fish, prior to release as part of long-term national monitoring programme - River From...
2016 - Scrub and tree management as reptile mitigation - Tadley/Aldermaston, Berkshire. 2016 - Production of Reptile Mitigation Plan, Grassland Management Plan, Woodland Management Plan, GCN Mitigatio...
2015 - Installation of reptile exclusion fence at a large disused social housing site, subject to reptile mitigation and proposals for development to new social housing - Strete Mount, Christchurch, D...
2015 - Extended Phase 1 Habitat and Ecology Survey for residential development, in support of application to Enfield London Borough Council - Enfield, North London.
2015 - Extended Phase 1 Habitat and Ecology Survey for residential development, in support of an application to Test Valley Borough Council - Elmay House, Ludgershall, Wiltshire.
2016 - Attendance at meeting with Bournemouth Borough Council planning officer and tree officer - Walton House, Bournemouth. 2015 - BS5827:2012 tree survey (Trees in relation to design, demolition and...
2015 - ECoW destructive search and supervision of bund removal and re-profiling work following reptile capture programme - Avon Common Sand and Gravel Quarry, Hurn, Christchurch Borough, Dorset.
2015 - Vegetation management (strimming) of land in sand and gravel quarry to be used as recycling and processing plant for A338 Spur Road construction work, in order to prevent colonisation by neighb...
2015 - Extended Phase 1 Ecological Survey of land adjacent to a residential property, in support of application to East Dorset District Council - Three Legged Cross, nr Verwood, Dorset.
2015 - Extended Phase 1 Ecological Survey and BS5837:2012 Tree Inspection for private residential development, in support of an application to Islington Council - Arlington Square, Islington, London N...
2016 - Review of revised music block development plans, letter of reliance - Sherborne Girls, Sherborne, Dorset. 2015 - Bat inspection of internal roof spaces/lofts in four school buildings, and bat a...
2015 - Phase 2 survey advice for proposed wind turbine development - Newark and Sherwood, Nottinghamshire. 2015 - Extended Phase 1 habitat and ecology survey for proposed wind turbine development, in...
2015 - Review of site history and ecological file (bats, GCN, reptiles, extended Phase 1), and advice on GCN and botanical management - Chigwell Meadows and land at Grange Farm, Chigwell, Essex.
2015 - Extended Phase 1 ecology survey for residential care home re-development (via Bright Space Architects Ltd), in support of an application to New Forest District Council - Abbeyfield House, Herbe...
2016 - Bat PRA, dusk and dawn surveys, and mitigation advice - Bingham Drive, Lymington, Hampshire. 2016 - Bat PRA of residential property - Mount Grace Drive, Poole, Dorset. 2016 - Bat PRA, dusk surv...
2015 - Identification and zooarchaeological interpretation of natterjack toad and other amphibian bones from postmedieval contexts (especially an 18th-century drain fill) at a riparian site beside the...
2015 - ECoW supervision of 'soft demolition' of house roof (via Breathing Space Developments Ltd) - Beeston, Broxtowe Borough, Notts. 2015 - Dusk emergence and dawn return bat surveys of residential p...
2016 - Phase 1 walkover surveys of proposed cable route, Masters Quarry to Wareham - Alaska Wind Farm, Dorset. 2015 - Contribution to EEMP (Ecological and Environmental Management Plan) to satisfy the...
2015 - Reptile survey, woodlark survey and EPS licensing consultancy for proposed road construction depot site and access road - Avon Common, Dorset.
2015 - ECoW supervision by licensed bat specialist of demolition of Hamworthy Signal Box - Hamworthy Station, Dorset. 2015 - Habitat management advice for sand lizard receptor site - Wareham Station,...
2015 - Bat inspection and report for proposed demolition of existing buildings and erection of new dwelling, in support of application to Purbeck District Council - Bovington, nr Wool, Dorset.
2016 - Grassland Management Plan and DCC Biodiversity Mitigation Plan - Atlas House, Winfrith Green Technology Park, Purbeck, Dorset. 2016 - Bat tree roost assessment and nesting bird survey - Atlas H...
2017 - Reptile mitigation plan, receptor site negotiation - Lytchett Matravers, Dorset. 2017 - Himalayan balsam pulling and disposal as controlled waste - Lytchett Matravers, Dorset. 2017 - Bat survey...
2017 - Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey of residential tower block and surrounding land - Burrows Court, Sneinton, Nottingham. 2016 - Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey)...
2014 - Review of the biodiversity value of solar PV projects, and recommendations for mitigation and habitat restoration for a proposed solar PV farm, in support of an application to Staffordshire Moo...
2014 - Extended Phase 1 ecological survey for land affected by expansion of a bicycle hire business adjacent to a railway station, in support of an application to New Forest District Council - Brocken...
2014 - Dusk emergence bat survey for residential development, in support of an application to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council - Solihull, West Midlands.
2017 - Annual monitoring of narrow-mouthed whorl snail conservation status at Doonbeg Golf Resort and SAC dunes, Co Clare, Ireland. 2017 - Consultancy advice in relation to proposed sea defences adjac...
2014 - Extended Phase 1 habitat and ecology survey for proposed campsite development, in support of an application to Canterbury City Council - Canterbury, Kent.
2016 - Desmoulins' whorl snail survey of woodland and marsh site near to proposed housing development application to Fareham Borough Council - Swanwick, Hampshire. 2016 - Adder handling training for 1...
2014 - Dawn return bat survey for residential development, in support of an application to East Hampshire District Council - Liss, Hampshire. 2014 - Dawn return bat survey for residential development,...
2014 - Dawn return bat survey for residential development on a farm, in support of an application to Wiltshire Council - Sutton Mandeville, Wiltshire.
2017 - Reptile survey of coastal cliffs - East Cliff, Bournemouth Dorset. 2015 - Installation of reptile exclusion fencing - Bishopstoke, Hampshire. 2015 - Reptile capture/translocation in relation to...
2014 - Extended Phase 1 ecology survey and BREEAM Code for Sustainable Homes assessment for residential development, in support of an application to London Borough of Hillingdon - West Drayton, West L...
2014 - Ecological Clerk of Works during construction of a railway UTX (under-track crossing) and associated troughing, Wareham, Dorset.
2014 - Reptile mitigation advice and input to Dorset County Council Biodiversity Mitigation Plan for proposed solar PV development, in support of an application to Purbeck District Council - Cold Harb...
2014 - Great crested newt surveys for proposed solar PV project, in support of an application to Shropshire Council - Hadley Farm, Whitchurch, Shropshire.
2015 - Bat monitoring implementation plan for single wind turbine, to fulfil condition of consent from Stroud District Council, and in agreement with Natural England - Sharpness Docks, Berkeley, Glouc...
2017 - Vegetation survey to map position of mire boundary in relation to neighbouring mineral extraction site proposal - Stoke Heath, Gallows Hill/Puddletown Road, Dorset. 2017 - Reptile survey (inclu...
2017 - Reptile survey, reptile capture/translocation, reptile monitoring and vegetation management of footprint of proposed footbridge ramps - Wareham Station, Purbeck District, Dorset. 2017 - Bat dus...
2013 - Reptile survey training for staff and volunteers - Whistlestop Centre, Matlock Bath, and Rose End Meadows, Cromford, Derbyshire.
2015 - Brush-cutting of pine regeneration on SSSI heathland - Hurn Forest, Dorset. 2015 - New Forest Adder Hibernaculum Inventory Phase 2 - Ground-truthing of all known adder hibernation sites in the...
2014 - Licensed capture and translocation of EPS reptiles - Wareham, Dorset. 2014 - Breeding bird surveys and ECoW presence during works - Wareham, Dorset. 2014 - Design and supervision of habitat enh...
2013 - Preliminary ecological assessment (with particular reference to foxes, bats, reptiles, birds) of private dwelling and gardens, in relation to proposed residential development, in support of an...
2016 - Molluscan sample processing, analysis and contribution to status-assessment report - Rùm SSSI (Lochaber) and Den of Airlie SSSI (Angus), Scotland. 2015 - Molluscan survey of Rùm SSSI and Nation...
2015 - Reptile survey of land affected by works on tidal inlets - Holes Bay, Poole Harbour, Dorset. 2013 - Reptile survey of land that will house scaffolding and a site compound, in relation to works...
2013 - Extended Phase 1 ecological survey of private land in relation to proposed development, in support of an application Christchurch Borough Council - Walkford, Christchurch, Dorset. 2013 - Bat em...
2014 - Extended Phase 1 ecological survey for proposed solar PV development, in support of an application East Dorset District Council - Cross Roads Plantation, Alderholt, Dorset. 2013 - Reptile surve...
2013 - Ecological advice and biodiversity mitigation plan for proposed photovoltaic (PV) array solar farm, in support of an application Purbeck District Council - Redbridge Farm, Lytchett Matravers, D...
2014 - Project design and development assistance, technical advice, survey team training, surveyor supply and management, and eDNA survey of 500 ponds, investigating detectability of great crested new...
2013 - Adder survey and advice at Landford Bog SSSI, Wiltshire - We are carrying out a survey to identify adder hibernacula locations at this lowland heathland and bog nature reserve, and feeding our...
2017 - CSM of Stones Road Pond SSSI, Epsom, Surrey. 2013 - Common Standards Monitoring (CSM) - piloting revised CSM methodologies on 22 herpetofauna interest features for 17 SSSIs and 9 SACs across En...
2014 - Dusk emergence bat survey for residential development, in support of an application to Borough of Poole Council - Canford Cliffs, Poole, Dorset. 2012 - Reptile survey and advice relating to pla...
2012 - Ecological Clerk of Works, reptile and breeding bird surveys, watching brief and supervision of trackside works for railway maintenance project (devegetation, French drains, slope stabilisation...
2012 - Waverley Line (Borders Railway) - Reptile survey for a major railway project in Midlothian and the Scottish Borders. The reopening of the iconic Waverley Line (closed under the Beeching Axe) ha...
2012 - Extended Phase 1 habitat survey , Biodiversity Mitigation Plan , and assistance with Dorset Biodiversity Appraisal system relating to planning application for a solar photovoltaic array, in sup...
2012 - Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy (IPACA) - Provision of the following: Method Statement for translocation of SNCI semi-improved grassland habitat, liaison with Dorset Wildlife Trust...
2012 - Reptile survey & recommendations for management plan revision - Steamer Point LNR, Christchurch, Dorset. 2012 - Advice on reptile translocation and mitigation associated with a development in C...
2013 - Peer review of risk assessment for an invasive non-native reptile species (European wall lizard Podarcis muralis ) in Great Britain 2011-2012 - Risk Assessment of the establishment and potentia...
2012 - Phase 2 ecological surveys (flora, birds, reptiles, molluscs, other invertebrates), advice and negotiation with stakeholders for Portland Academy/Southwell Business Park, Portland, Dorset. 2011...
2011-2013 - Subfossil herpetofaunal analysis - identification and palaeoenvironmental interpretation of Upper Palaeolithic (Late Pleistocene) remains from Taforalt Cave, Morocco (for Professor Nick Ba...
2012 - Great crested newt mitigation under Natural England licence - accredited agent, clerks of works, exclusion fence supervision, staff training, newt capture and translocation, pitfall trapping, p...
2013 - Great crested newt HSI assessment & ecology report, in support of an application to Poole Borough Council - private residence, Lilliput, Poole, Dorset. 2012 - Survey and advice on introduced al...
2011 - Reptile and amphibian survey, reptile capture/translocation (grass snake, slow-worm), amphibian capture/translocation (smooth newt, common toad, common frog), habitat manipulation (vegetation m...
2011 - Licensed reptile survey of former industrial site, mitigation advice, in support of an application to Poole Borough Council - land owned by Sembcorp Bournemouth Water Limited at Alderney Water...
2017 - Silver birch and gorse scrub remova, stump treatment with glyphosate (4 hectares, 80 man-days) to restore lowland dry heathland - Lower Common, Three Legged Cross, Dorset. 2015 - Terrestrial mo...
2015 - GCN mitigation and EPS licensing advice relating to proposed housing development, in support of an application to Vale of White Horse District Council - Kingston Lisle, Oxfordshire. 2012 - Rept...
2011 - Production of an IEEM competencies note on minimum standards for reptile survey skills. 2011 - Assistance with IEEM competencies note on minimum standards for natterjack toad survey skills.
2011 - Reptile survey of nature reserve at Strawberry Hill Heaths SSSI - Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. 2011 - Reptile survey of nature reserve at Rainworth Heath SSSI - Rainworth, Nottinghamshire. 2011...
2010 - Reptile habitat assessment, management advice and recommendations - West Canvey Marshes, Canvey Island, Essex.
2015 - Advice on management of Whitepits Rough, Hengistbury Head - Bournemouth, Dorset. 2011 - Monitoring of sand lizard, adder, and general reptile populations. Conservation status assessments, habit...
2010 - Reptile mitigation strategies for school and housing developments, submissions to local planning authority (Chichester District Council). Capture and translocation of slow-worms from Elizabetha...
2008 - Reptile capture and translocation from 10-hectare grassland site on former sand and gravel quarry, for Weymouth Relief Road/2012 Olympics Park & Ride Scheme (on behalf of RPS Group for Dorset C...
2013 - Reptile capture and translocation (including adders) from a five-hectare area of moorland on the edge of Dartmoor, as part of china clay quarrying operations - Headon Quarry, Cornwood, Devon. 2...
2010 - Reptile survey of school grounds , advice on improving habitats and encouraging reptiles and amphibians on school grounds - Poole, Dorset.
2009 - Survey of reptile occurrence and distribution on large upland moorland site (c.500 ha), with advice and recommendations for mitigation, as part of EIA/EcIA of a possible windfarm development -...
2013 - Annual monitoring of reptile populations and habitat management advice - Avon Common Sand & Gravel Quarry, Hurn, Christchurch, Dorset. 2012 - Advice on ecological impact mitigation and stakehol...
2016 - Reptile survey of farmland adjacent to mainline railway corridor and A35, subject to housing development proposal - Christchurch, Dorset. 2015 - Reptile survey of allotments and former horticul...
2000-2011 - Palaeontological study and palaeoecological research on Late Pleistocene/Upper Palaeolithic subfossil amphibian and reptile assemblages. Contributions to monograph - Gorham's Cave and Vang...
2011-2012 - Monograph chapter on reptile and amphibian remains from levels III and IV (Late Pleistocene) - Gorham's Cave, Gibraltar. 2002-2011 - Research into subfossil herpetofaunal remains from Late...
2013 - Reptile survey and management recommendations for large grassland nature reserve and open space - Wormwood Scrubs, East Acton, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, London. 2007 - Common li...
2008 - Assistance with delivery of professional training courses in Dorset. 2008 - Delivery of NARRS reptile and amphibian survey training courses in Nottinghamshire and Isle of Skye.
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Vinci Facilities
  • Mace
  • Pick Everade
  • Pellikaan
  • Network Rail
  • Merton Council
  • Coombes
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council
  • Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Trust

    Our skilled team has expertise covering all animal and plant biodiversity interests.