Stuart Spray Wildlife Consultancy provides specialist services in survey, mitigation, training and research for a number of species of mammal, including red squirrel, badger, water vole, pine marten and otter.
Protection in the UK is afforded to all bats, all cetaceans, red squirrel, badger, water vole, hazel dormouse, pine marten, otter and wildcat under Schedules 5 and 6 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 as amended by the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004 in Scotland and the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CRoW) in England.
Further protection is afforded to badger under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 amended by the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004 in Scotland.
As a ‘European Protected Species’, further protection is afforded to all UK bat species, otter, all cetaceans, hazel dormouse and wildcat under the Regulation 39 of the Conservation (Natural Habitats etc.) Regulations 1994.
Camera traps can be deployed at feeding stations and along mammal paths to detect the presence of a range of species including wildcat, badger and pine marten.