Red Kite – Milvus milvus

red-kite-protected-birdRed Kite – Milvus milvus
The red kite is afforded the highest degree of legal protection under the Schedule 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended). Once critically endangered and confined to a population in Wales, the species is now on the road to recovery through a successful UK wide re-introduction scheme.

Adder – Vipera berus

adderAdder – Vipera berus
The Adder is a protected reptile species under the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) Schedule 5: section 9. It is the most northerly member of the Viper family and is found throughout Britain in a variety of suitable habitat including open woodland, hedgerows, moorland, sand dunes, heathland.

Water resource utilities

water-resourcesWater resource utilities: Ecological impact assessments and habitat creation of large scale reservoir developments on European designated sites. Affects of recreational disturbance on European designated sites and their internationally important bird populations.

Habitat Creation

reed-bedsHabitat Creation – Reed beds, a UK Biodiversity Action Plan priority habitat, have been have been established at a number of sites to fulfil action plan targets, enhance otherwise impoverished habitats and provide planning gains to support planning application submissions.

The Black Redstart

black-redstartThe Black Redstart is a small robin-sized bird that has adapted to live at the centre of industrial and urban areas. It is a Schedule 1 protected species under the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 (as amended). Fewer than 100 breeding pairs nest in the UK consequently the black redstart is on the amber list of Birds of Conservation Concern.