Amphibians and Reptiles

Amphibians and Reptiles

Ireland is home to a relatively limited range of native amphibian and reptiles – herpetofauna- compared to the rest of the British Isles and mainland Europe. Nevertheless, Common Frog and Newt and Common Lizards are all protected under the Wildlife Acts 1976 (as amended). Scott Cawley ecologist carry out surveys for amphibians and reptiles using recognised techniques and provide essential data on presence/absence and distribution to inform baseline studies and impact assessments. We frequently have to address the challenges posed by seasonality of breeding and hibernation of these species and provide clients with appropriate mitigation measures to ensure that conservation of local populations are integrated into our projects. Our service include: 

  • Site suitability assessments;
  • Common frog breeding site surveys and assessment;
  • Bottle trapping, torch surveys and hand netting  for Common Newts under licence;
  • Translocation of eggs, larvae and adults under licence;
  • Design and monitoring of receptor sites for translocated species.

Clck here to inquire about these services.

This Week

13th November 2017: Website updates are back!! ​It's been our busiest year ever, we seen new staff arrive and some staff head off to pastures new. First chills of winter are finally here after one of the warmest autumns we can remember. There should be some good fat mammals ready to get through the winter. Bats still flying and some hibernation sites not yet occupied. 

 

 

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