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Badger Surveys

Badger Surveys

Badger Surveys

 

  • Habitat suitability assessments
  • Sett detection and status assessment
  • Activity surveys
  • Bait-marking surveys and tracking studies
  • Nocturnal observation using night vision equipment and automated motion capture cameras
  • Monitoring surveys

 

Impact assessment

 

  • Identification of potential direct and indirect impacts, both at the site level and in a wider perspective: risks of disturbing, injurying or killing badgers, habitat modification, loss, fragmentation or isolation, post development interference impacts and poor data situations or ‘last minute discoveries’
  • Quantification of potential impacts in terms of extent, magnitude, duration, timing, frequency, reversibility and cumulative effects.
  • Strategic advice on project feasibility

 

Licences for Badger Surveys

    We have licences:

    • to interfere with setts for development purposes

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Mitigation

     

    • Artificial sett specifications

     

    • Receptor site selection

     

    • Artificial sett creation

     

    • Installation of badger fencing

     

    • Sett closures including installation of exclusion gates

     

    • Destruction of setts, including live digs

     

    • Precautionary working method statements

     

    • Tool box talks

     

    • Ecological clerk of works

     

    • Management plans for artificial setts, wildlife corridors, underpasses, badger-proof fencing and beneficial planting and landscaping schemes.

     

     

     

    Badger sett exclusion – timescales

     

    Case studies