GreenLink Ecology Ltd. has substantial experience with a wide variety of ecological surveys, from preliminary appraisals, to more detailed surveys for legally protected/notable species of wildlife. We work throughout the SE of England, primarily in Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire and London.
One of the fundamental constraints to ecology survey work is the seasonality of the species that are being surveyed for. The timing of ecology survey work can be restricted to a small seasonal window of opportunity and therefore, it is best practice to plan ecology survey in as early as possible. Forecasting the need for ecology surveys is important in terms of planning applications, since Local Authorities are required to base decisions on up-to-date information about the ecological characteristics of an area, and the presence of protected species.