Terrestrial invertebrates

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Many invertebrates are fully protected by UK and European law.

Southern Damselfly Coenagrion mercuriale is a Category 1 – Endangered species on the IUCN Red Data Book list

Around 400 invertebrates are classed as species of Principal Importance in England. All are material considerations in planning decisions.

If your project is likely to impact invertebrates, a terrestrial survey and mitigation plan will be required. A licence may also be required if the surveys show that the protected species are present in the area, or nearby. We can do this for you.

Surveys may use a wide range of methods including, but not limited to; direct observation, suction sampling, hand searching or trapping in line with Natural England’s best practice methodologies.

How can Ecology Resources help?

This page is just an introduction. We offer free advice regarding all invertebrate survey matters, including how your project may be affected by their presence, or how you can tweak you project design to ensure a biodiversity net gain is achieved. To discuss further, feel free to ring us during office hours or email us at anytime.

A few examples of terrestrial invertebrate projects we have successfully delivered for our clients

Invertebrate survey,
Raft Spider survey,
Lesser Stag Beetle surveys,
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