Great crested newt survey season is typically mid-March to mid-June. View our ecological survey calendar for further information
Great crested newt are afforded protection under European law and therefore if they are present on your site you may face regulatory hurdles that can be difficult to overcome. In addition the repercussions in the event of non-compliance are serious, such as fines up to £5,000 or 6 months imprisonment.
As the most experienced ecological consultancy and contractor in the UK, Ecosulis aims to ensure that you experience better outcomes on your project.
In advising you on the ecological issues arising from your project we will of course be looking to suggest workable solutions to any constraints faced. We will also ensure that you are aware of your responsibilities and potential exposures under the legal framework.
Ecosulis employs ecologists working under licences from Natural England and Natural Resources Wales, and offers services including:
The great crested newt is fully protected under the the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010 and the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, as amended.
The life cycle of the great crested newt is more complicated than many species since they are found in both aquatic and terrestrial habitats and often require extensive areas of habitat to support their populations. Great crested newts are found throughout mainland Britain but are often very localised in their distribution. They are absent from Ireland. Ecosulis offers ecological services for this species including great crested newt surveys, mitigation, fencing and translocation.