Wildlife Mitigation

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Slow-worm (Anguilis fragilis)
Slow-worm (Anguilis fragilis) © Arbeco Ltd.


The mitigation (movement) of wildlife, including reptile and newts, on a site which is subject to construction and where there is no opportunity to retain the species within the development boundary is also known as ‘translocation’. Translocation is a legal requirement to ensure that no harm to individuals and/or populations occurs when undertaking a development.

legally protected species are present on your development, you must seek expert advice on their protection and potential movement or mitigation in accordance with the mitigation guidelines.

At Arbeco we have considerable experience in developing, managing and providing detailed wildlife movement and reptile mitigation strategies with our in house habitats services team.

Our ecologists hold Natural England licenses for otter, great crested newts, bats, barn owls and dormice, and are experts in working on movement and mitigation projects for these protected species, in addition to species protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, such as reptiles.

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