Protected Species

Phase 1 Surveys

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - How we are responding


We are continuing to risk assess all survey and mitigation projects and are able to carry out all types of surveys (including preliminary bat roost assessments in residential homes) where precautions such as social distancing, wearing masks and hygeine measures can enable those to go ahead safely for our staff, clients and the public. We will continue to monitor the situation and guidance, and will provide further updates if it is necessary to change our approach. 


Our staff are  working from home although we will be continuing to monitor phone calls and emails as ususal, but do please bear with us if our response times are slightly slower than usual.


We hope that all of clients keep well and safe in these difficult times. 


Updated November 4th 2020




John Wenman Ecological Consultancy is an independent company offering expert ecological advice to clients in the public and private sectors.  We can assist with a wide range of ecological surveys and assessments, habitat management, and the development of mitigation and compensation schemes for protected species. All of our work is carried out by experienced and qualified ecologists, complies with the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management's (CIEEM) code of conduct and follows recognised best practice guidance.

We offer our clients expert ecological advice and professional surveys for a range of protected species:

  • Amphibians (eg. great crested newts)

  • Badgers

  • Bats

  • Birds

  • Otters

  • Reptiles

  • Water voles

We specialise in bat-related work and carry out bat surveys of domestic properties, commercial and industrial buildings, churches, bridges and trees. Where bats are present and impacts cannot be avoided, we can advise on suitable mitigation and compensation. We can guide you through the process of applying for and obtaining European Protected Species Licences issued by Natural England, before implementing work on site as required by the licence. We can assist with projects affecting small numbers of commonly occurring bats with two ecologists registered under Natural England's Bat Mitigation Class Licence (WML-CL21). 


We also carry out Phase 1 preliminary site surveys and assessments for BREEAM.


If you require assistance, our qualified staff will provide you with expert guidance.

John Wenman Ecological Consultancy LLP

1 Diesel House



RG40 3BL


Telephone: 0118 3271810


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John Wenman Ecological Consultancy LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC339057. Registered office: 100 New Wokingham Road, Crowthorne RG45 6JP