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Non-volant mammals

Non-volant mammal surveys: Non-volant terrestrial mammals are land based mammals that cannot fly, or all land based mammals excluding bats.

Our surveys follow methodology approved for use in Ireland, by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), and in Northern Ireland by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA).

We also follow the mammal survey methodologies approved by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), and are our surveyors are licensed by NPWS and/or NIEA, and are full CIEEM members.

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ECOFACT undertake non-volant mammal surveys for all species of conservation importance in Ireland and can advise on the protection status, appropriate survey methodologies, procurement of derogation licences and mitigation measures required for species including:

  • Otter: holt and breeding territory surveys, presence or absence surveys
  • Badgers: sett and territory marking, foraging and commuting route surveys
  • Pine marten: presence or absence surveys and territory mapping
  • Red squirrel: breeding territory and presence or absence surveys
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Projects that may require a mammal survey

  • Road and infrastructural developments that may impact the existing environment
  • Wind-energy developments
  • Afforestation proposals
  • Flood alleviation schemes and their maintenance
  • Agriculture and land clearance
  • Property developments

Contact us now if you have a requirement for a mammal survey.

Bats are covered on our bat survey page.

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