Black Hairstreak ButterflyPart of a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal Cambridge Ecology will assess the suitability of your site to support an important assemblage of Invertebrates (aquatic and terrestrial). Subsequent detailed surveys may then be required to the inform appropriate levels of mitigation or compensation for a development licence applications. These Invertebrates surveys include specialised methods such as:

  • Active Surveys
  • Light Trapping
  • Pitfall Trapping
  • Beating
  • Water Trapping
  • Sweep Netting
  • Transects
  • Kick Sampling

Cambridge Ecology has experienced ecologists possessing a wide range of skills and Chaser dragonflyexperience required in this specialist area.

See survey timetable for the optimal survey period.

Legislation and protection

Various invertebrates are fully protected under the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 (as amended) and the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) and is a Protected Species. It is an offence to:

  • intentional kill, injure, or take a scheduled animal
  • damage, destroy, or obstruct access to any structure or place used by a scheduled animal for shelter or protection
  • disturb of any scheduled animal occupying such a structure or place

Numerous Invertebrate species are a UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UKBAP) priority species.

Many species of Invertebrates are Section 41 priority species under the terms of the NERC Act 2006.

For more information on how we can help you, please get in touch or call 01954 231239.