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Reptile survey


  • Artificial refuge presence / likely absence surveys
  • Artificial population size class assessments
  • Monitoring surveys


Impact assessment


  • Identification of potential direct and indirect impacts, both at the site level and in a wider perspective: risks of disturbing, injuring or killing reptiles, 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.




Preparation of licence applications to permit otherwise unlawful acts in relation to sand lizard and smooth snake.




  • Precautionary working method statements
  • Tool box talks
  • Ecological clerk of works
  • Capture and translocation of reptiles including destructive searches and habitat manipulation.
  • Receptor site selection
  • Habitat design plans including hibernacula, refuges, basking sites and beneficial planting and landscaping schemes
  • Mitigation management plans