Darwin Ecology Ltd. is an independent ecological consultancy working for a wide range of clients include; residential and commercial developers, planning consultants, local authorities, architects, landscape architects, educational facilities, environmental consultancies and private individuals.
We are a highly professional team providing high quality surveys, reports and mitigation. Accurate survey work is key to your project, we will ensure the appropriate level of survey effort and mitigation is applied to each situation so no time or money is wasted.
Established in 2009, the year of Charles Darwin’s 200th anniversary, the company name pays homage to the grandfather of ecology. Darwin Ecology’s ethos is to assist in halting biodiversity loss in Great Britain through promoting understanding and integration of wildlife within modern society and infrastructure.
Mike's strength is in bridging the gap between ecological theory and practical implementation on site to provide effective ecological solutions for all types of development. His experience of project managing a range of different sized projects from individual dwellings to larger scale residential and commercial development allows him to provide the most suitable advice to clients based on the clients budgetary, time and site constraints whilst providing appropriate mitigation for the species concerned.
Mike has a class 2 bat licence from Natural England and a Low Impact Bat Licence. He is able to conduct bat scoping surveys, internal and external building assessments, emergence and re-entry surveys, activity surveys and climbed tree inspections. Mike is trained in aerial rescue and has specific training in inspecting trees using an endoscope to confirm presence/likely absence of bats.
These previous experiences have proved invaluable in helping her when liaising with stakeholders, providing clear and concise advise and on site assistance to ensure suitable working practices are adopted.
Helen has worked within commercial ecological consultancy for almost 2 years. Prior to working in consultancy, she has worked in a range of roles within conservation, animal and habitat management on a variety of sites both within the UK and overseas. Helen has gained diverse and relevant ecological experience through her roles as a ranger for the City of London and Surrey County Council on a National Nature Reserve and Sites of Special Scientific Interest, and in environmental education and eco-tourism for various organisations including the National Trust, Field Studies Council and Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest Trust. Such work has proved invaluable in helping her when liaising with landowners, clients and contractors, as well as gaining practical knowledge of ecology and habitat management.
Holly undertakes a range of ecological surveys and mitigation work for Darwin Ecology. She has worked on a range of surveys including: Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, Phase 1 Habitat Surveys, bat scoping and emergence and re-entry, GCN, reptile and dormouse surveys. She has also previously been involved with badger, otter and water vole surveys.
Ryan joined Darwin Ecology in 2009. He has over 12 years experience working within the commercial ecological management and mitigation field, and within the NGO biodiversity conservation sector.
Darwin Ecology Ltd is an ecological consultancy offering a complete range of ecological surveys and contracting services for developers, conservation groups, the public sector and private clients. Our core operational areas include Surrey, Sussex, Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Essex, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset and Devon but we are happy to provide a quote for your project nationally.
We are committed to finding innovative solutions to resolve conflict between modern living and the conservation of wildlife. We believe that with careful planing and sensitive execution, the right balance can be found every time.
Call us today to find out how we can help you get through the planning system.
"I 100% recommend Darwin Ecology for complex bat mitigation projects, I wouldn't use anyone else. We have worked with Darwin Ecology on multiple projects and they have secured challenging bat licences and successfully negotiated council objections for us on historic building projects where other companies have failed. Darwin Ecology are a friendly, open and honest team and I consistently recommend them to my clients"
and ecological contracts for a wide range of clients including residential and commercial developers, planning consultants, local authorities, architects, environmental consultancies and more in Shaftesbury and Farnham. If you want us to conduct and ecological survey for your property, contact us using the details provided below or fill in our enquiry form for details.