Protecting Reptiles Across The UK
All reptiles in the UK live in a narrow range of habitats. If a development is likely to affect these habitats, reptile surveys may be required to assess the impact of the development on the local reptile population. JCA helpful and experienced team of ecologists can guide you through the process.
Survey effort varies depending on the target species. Refuges, such as roofing felt squares or corrugated metal are left on site and periodically visited over the survey season to confirm the absence/presence of reptiles on site. Depending on species, direct observations can also be made to confirm the absence/presence of reptiles. These types of survey are carried out between March-June.
The majority of ecological surveys are seasonally constrained. Use our ecology survey calendar to plan your project timetable and factor in any seasonal constraints to project timescales as early as possible to prevent any delays.