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Ecological Surveys

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Ecological surveys and assessments are required for many types of projects and often need to be submitted with planning applications for new buildings or park refurbishments.

The Trust undertakes ecological surveys, site appraisals and reports to establish the current biodiversity value of open spaces. We are often invited to survey and then provide recommendations for new build developments to assess the value of existing space and subsequent mitigation creating new open space that benefit wildlife.
 
A Phase 1 Habitat Survey is usually the first step in appraising the ecological value of a site. This comprises a walkover of the site, mapping habitats in accordance with standard professional methodologies and identifying whether there is potential for protected species to occur.
 
London Wildlife Trust also provides desk top studies, habitat restoration recommendations and monitoring, watching briefs, Farm Environmental Plans (FEPs), species specific and NVC surveys.
 
We aim to advise on minimising the impacts on the natural environment by providing solutions to enhance a site or reduce the impact on wildlife.
 

UCL - Championing biodiversity across an urban estate

UCL published its 10 year sustainability strategy reflecting the values and guiding principles in 2011.
 
As part of its commitment to improving the environment campus, London Wildlife Limited was commissioned to undertake a series of habitat surveys in 2012/13.
 
Based on the findings in these surveys, UCL became the first university to publish a Biodiversity Action Plan. UCL continues to work closely with us to implement the actions outlined in the BAP.