Protected Species Surveys
Where a site has potential for use by legally protected species, it may be necessary to undertake one or more surveys in order to assess the use of the site by the protected species, or to provide a reasonable level of confidence that protected species will not be impacted.
For instance, buildings due to be demolished often have potential to be used by roosting bats and require a series of surveys at night time to record any bats entering or exiting the buildings. If protected species are found, the subsequent report will detail the measures required to avoid an impact on them. Some survey techniques require the surveyor to hold special survey licences.
Many survey techniques are limited to particular survey seasons.
TMA specialises in protected species surveys, in particular the following: