Otter and their breeding and resting sites are protected under:
- The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended)
- The Conservation of Habitat and Species Regulations 2010
When do I need to get in touch?
Otter are present near waterways, if you are planning works near these habitats or are unsure as to whether otter could be present contact us and we can guide you through the process.
Alternatively a site’s potential to support otter is usually identified within a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal / Phase 1 Survey.
How can EcoNorth help me?
We advise you on otter protection and your options. We undertake all types of otter surveys, licencing and mitigation. We apply best practice guidelines along with our in depth knowledge of otters, habitat requirements and present the results in our detailed professional reports to inform and support your project’s planning application or other consenting process.