W e have experience in the design and delivery of mitigation projects for protected species, including bats, badgers, dormice, water voles, otters, birds, great crested newts, reptiles, hedgehogs, to minimise the risk of killing or injury of wildlife and provide relevant ecological enhancements. At the design stage this involves creation of mitigation strategies in collaboration with developers, architects, planning consultants and landscape designers. Such mitigation plans can form part of Construction Ecological Management Plans, Landscape and Ecological Management Plans, European Protected Species Mitigation Licences and Badger Licences. (Further details provided in the Ecology page)  

Our Mitigation Services

W ild Service in collaboration with our Land Management Associates can provide practical protected species mitigation services including:

  • Reptile and amphibian fencing
  • Reptile/amphibian hibernacula construction
  • Reptile/amphibian translocations and destructive searches
  • Bat house/bat loft construction
  • Destructive searches for bats by bat licensed Ecologist
  • Tree inspections for bats by bat licenced Ecologist
  • Bird, Bat and Dormouse box installation
  • Destructive searches for dormice by dormouse licensed Ecologist
  • Badger fencing installation
  • Badger gate installation
  • Licensed badger sett closures
  • Artificial badger sett construction
  • Water Vole fencing installation
  • Water vole destructive searches under our Water Vole Class Licence
  • Artificial otter holt construction
  • Hedgehog shelters and tunnels

Services relating to Badgers


W e can provide badger mitigation advice for both development projects and where badgers are causing damage to properties and other structures.