Wildlife law protects all reptile species that are native to the UK. The more widespread and common species (Common Lizard, Grass Snake, Slow-worm and Adder) are protected against deliberate killing and injury – a common issue to be taken in consideration during many development projects. 

BiOME ecologists are experienced in the completion of reptile surveys and have overseen some large–scale mitigation projects over the last ten years which have included the installation of exclusion fencing, habitat manipulation and translocating animals from development sites.

Our services include;

Reptile habitat suitability assessment, presence/absence surveys and recommendations for, and the implementation of, habitat creation/enhancement.

Selected References

  • Bennett D (1999). Expedition Field Techniques: Reptiles and Amphibians. Expedition Advisory Centre, Royal Geographical Society, London
  • Froglife (1999). Reptile survey: an introduction to planning, conducting and interpreting surveys for snake and lizard conservation. Froglife advice sheet 10. Froglife, Halesworth.
  • Gent, T and Gibson, S (1998). Herpetofauna Workers’ Manual. JNCC, Peterborough. 
  • Joint Nature Conservation Committee (2004). Common Standards Monitoring Guidance for Reptiles and Amphibians, Version February 2004. JNCC, Peterborough
  • Moulton, N and Corbett, K (1999) The sand lizard conservation handbook. English Nature, Peterborough. 

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