There are more than 32,000 terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates in the UK, many of which are endangered, listed as Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Species/under section 41 of the NERC Act, and some given legal protection.
In the past there has been a tendency to neglect invertebrates in considering planning applications but their importance within the ecosystem and as indicators of habitat quality is increasingly being recognised in planning policy, at both local and national level. Cove Ecological Surveys is able to offer a full range of invertebrate surveys, using specialist techniques, and to offer advice on habitat management. An understanding of invertebrate communities is important in effectively managing for species higher up the foodchain and maximising biodiversity. These skills are in short supply within the south-west and nationally.
Are you looking for an Invertebrate survey?
Please get in touch by email or call 07979 013257