Introduction

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We offer a range of services for individiuals, businesses, community and statutory bodies. Please email us (see contact page) for more information on any of the topics below or see further down the page.

    Ecological Surveys - We can carry out detailed surveys for a range of habitats and species.

    Sustainable Communities - We provide advice to community groups and other organisations on what they can do to achieve sustainable development. We can also provide advice on reducing, reusing and recycling waste on a small scale.

    Biodiversity Action Plans - We have experience in writing both species and habitat action plans.

    Wildlife Gardening and Ecological Advice - Information on encouraging wildlife in your garden or school grounds. Other ecological advice.

Ecological Surveys

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We offer a range of surveys for individuals, businesses, community and statutory bodies. Please call or email us for more information and a quotation.

  • General Surveys - We have a wide range of experience in carrying out a variety of different assessments. For example, National Frog Survey, see box on right for link.

  • Natura Impact Statements - In support of Appropriate Assessment.

  • Mammal Surveys - We have a wide range of experience in conducting surveys, for example, badger surveys for both road constructions and other developments.

  • River Surveys - Crayfish surveys, kick sampling and bankside vegetation surveys. Rivers surveyed previously include parts of the Shannon catchment and river Moy.

  • Bird Surveys - Dr. Richard Stone has conducted bird surveys for the last twenty years and has carried out work for both the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the British Trust for Ornithology.

  • Flora Surveys - Flora and general habitat surveys can also be carried out.

Sustainable Communities

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Sustainable communities ensure that social, cultural, economic and environmental needs are all given equal status. Local agenda 21 encourages local communities to get involved in their local areas to ensure that their needs are meet now and in the future.

  • Tidy Towns - Do you need advice for habitat mapping, habitat enhancement and biodiversity audits.

  • Setting up a local group - We can provide you with all the basic information to set up a local community group. We are trained to facilitate groups and we can help and support your needs.

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Do you want to know more about the concepts of waste reduction, reuse and recycling and how you can help? We can come and give your group a presentation. All ages catered for.

Biodiversity Action Plans

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Biodiversity refers to the variety of life on earth, from the tiniest micro-organisim to the blue whale. Both at home and abroad biodiversity is under threat. In Ireland, for example, corncrake numbers have been declining for many years. On a world scale thousands of species go extinct every year. At the Earth Summit held in Rio in 1992 over 150 countries, including Ireland, signed up to the 'Convention of Biodiversity'. The convention aims to halt the decline in plant and animal species world wide.

  • Local Biodiversity action plans - these action plans can refer to a specific area. Many communities or towns have their own action plan. For example, Norwich Biodiversity Action Plan. Action plans can also be written for areas of interest, such as a community action plan or a specific habitat of interest (e.g. a school grounds action plan).


What we can do for you

  • Do you require assistance in writing a habitat or species biodiversity action plan?

  • Would you like a biodiversity action plan for your business, school or community?

  • Do you need a management plan for an area you manage?

Please contact us for advice and information on any of the above.

Wildlife Gardening and Ecological Advice

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Encouraging wildlife into your garden can be very rewarding. Would you like to see more wildlife from your kitchen or classroom window? Below are some examples of what you can do.

  • School grounds and gardens - Put a bird feeder up close to a window where it can be easily observed.

  • Larger developments and industrial sites - Trees are important for many species of wildlife. Plant native species such as birch.

What we can do for you

  • Do you require assistance in designing a wildlife area in your garden or grounds?

  • Would you like basic advice of what species to plant?

  • Would you like a more detailed report on encouraging wildlife in your area?

  • Do you own a business and would like to be more envionmentally friendly.

  • Please contact us for advice and more information.

Recent Projects

  • Eelgrass (Zostera) survey in Northern Ireland for Quercus Queen's University, Belfast funded by NIEA.

  • Resurvey of juniper sites along Western seaboard of Ireland. See The conservation status of juniper formations in Ireland.

  • Natura Impact Statement for a Disabled Angling Facility on river Moy for East Mayo Anglers Association.

  • National Frog Survey of Ireland 2010/2011.

  • Ecological monitoring of water scheme upgrade works in Co. Mayo.

  • Hedgerow ground flora survey of County Mayo.

  • Ecological monitoring of Ballina footbridge construction.

  • Ecological survey of Ballyheane Graveyard, Co. Mayo.

  • Hedgerow Survey of West Galway and Townland Hedgerow Survey of County Galway for Galway Couty Council. See West Galway Hedgerow Survey

  • County Biodiversity Action Plans for Mayo and Roscommon County Councils.

  • Hare Survey of Ireland in conjunction with Quercus, Queen's University, Belfast. See Status of hares in Ireland.