Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

Water Voles: Protection, Surveying and Reintroduction

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Protection Water voles are fully protected under Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and are a priority UK Biodiversity Action Plan (JNCC, 2008) species. Despite being categorised as “least concern” by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (IUCN, 2016), water voles are a significant part of riparian ecosystems.  As well as […]

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Ecological Mitigation

Changes to Protected Species Licensing

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What You Need to Know For Your Development As of April 2019, Natural England will be introducing charges for protected species license applications. Developers will have to navigate through these changes, and EcoNorth are here to help. When will charging be implemented? Natural England have taken a phased approach to introducing charges: 1st April -Dormouse […]

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