Translocation Work & Monitoring

In certain circumstances, it may be necessary to translocate some wildlife to an adjacent habitat for the safety or security of the wildlife, people, and/or property or land. For example, if some reptiles in a nature reserve are being disturbed too frequently, then it may necessary to move the species to a safer site more akin to the well-being of the reptiles.

There may be instances where other wildlife are causing expensive damage to property and the owners may ask for them to be moved, such as bats in a loft. It should be stated that translocation work will only be carried out as a last resort. It is preferable for wildlife, especially protected species like bats, to be undisturbed. That said, we can carry out an appropriate survey and provide recommendations that we are qualified to act upon.

We will carefully and sensitively observe the species while conducting the survey, assessing the situation. If any action is needed, we will make suitable recommendations and act accordingly if requested to do so in order for a client’s legal obligations to be met. Monitoring is necessary after such action (e.g. translocation) has taken place to ensure the wildlife has become established in its new surroundings.

If you would like to discuss the possible need for translocation work and monitoring, then call us on 01228 711841 or email enquiries@openspacegb.com. Our team of experts will be happy to help you.

Updated April 2017