We work in the public, private, voluntary and academic sectors throughout the UK and globally. Our clients include nature conservation NGOs, statutory bodies, local authorities, developers, engineers, architects, consultancies, and private individuals. Our reputation relies upon honest, pragmatic advice, and delivery of reliable and timely services to our clients.
(rock, sand & gravel, china clay, landfill)
(residential, schools, utilities, coastal defences)
(EPS, SSSIs, Natura 2000, Article 17, AA, research, policy)
Habitat restoration, enhancement
(heathland, dune, woodland, wetland, grassland)
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 would highly recommend them to any potential client
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 within days, and delivered a fully researched report with plans, species list and recommendation a few days later, within the required timescale. We have therefore avoided the need for extensions and delays. Thank you Chris
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, avoiding the need for costly fencing and delays, and resulting in many more, far reaching benefits for reptile populations and their special heathland habitat. The close collaboration between Natural England, Dorset County Council, CGO Ecology and Hansons has produced a new method of working which we are already using in other development projects; facilitating development while delivering better results for protected species and their habitats.
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 its public services, and Chris has really embraced this by finding ways to minimise cost to the client while delivering a better environment for reptiles at the same time. He is widely respected in his profession, and it is obvious to see why when you work with him.
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 application was not held up. Thank you for an excellent and prompt service. I would definitely recommend this company.
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 knowledge and understanding of the species. Reports have been thorough and informative.
Chris Gleed Owen uses his extensive knowledge to good effect when solving difficult problems.
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 quality and informative reports on time.
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.