Protected Species Ecological Surveys
ML-Ecology provides a range of bat related services that are used to meet legislative requirement where bats and bat roosts may be affected. These include daytime inspections for bats, bat surveys, licensing and mitigation.
If you have a planning application that may affect bats, or if you have been advised by your local planning authority that you require bat surveys, then ML-Ecology can assist.
Why are bat surveys required?
Quite simply, bats are protected by the law of which a summary is provided below;
Bats and the Law
All species of bat are fully protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) and the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010. This legislation makes it illegal to:
Intentionally or recklessly kill, injure or capture a bat;
Damage or destroy habitat which a bat uses for shelter or protection; or
Deliberately disturb a bat when it is occupying a place it uses for shelter and protection.
Bats utilise a variety of roosting sites throughout the year and the law protects all bat roosts even if bats are not present.
ML-Ecology undertakes all bat surveys and associated reports that comply with guidance from the Bat Conservation Trust and Natural England.
Get in touch
Should you need advice on any bat issues that you have or are looking for a quote, please feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements.