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With over 20 years of experience in specialist bat surveys and over thirteen years of experience in professional consultancy, CA Ecology offers our clients a full range of ecological surveys, technical advice and support. Based in Overton, near Basingstoke, Hampshire we are well placed to offer services all across the South East, and throughout the UK.

Delivering a fast efficient service, with competitive rates and a flexible personalised approach

Our aim is to guide you through the planning application process, providing ecology services alongside continued advice and support throughout your project. We will work with you, to find efficient and pragmatic solutions to fit your schedule and budget, whilst providing a robust ecological approach, which can be relied upon to withstand scrutiny within the context of the legal and planning system.

We work with a range of clients from across the public and private sector, on a variety of projects from bat license applications for loft conversions to managing multi species ecology aspects of major infrastructure and development projects.

CA Ecology provides a full range of ecology services (see our full service range here) including preliminary ecological apprasal and protected species surveys.  As bat specialists, we provide advice, guidance and a range of surveys including (but not limited to) invasive techniques such as mist netting, harp trapping and acoustic lures, radio tracking, bat box and roost checks, hibernacula and underground surveys.  Other aspects covered include building surveys; road, tree and woodland surveys, as well as acoustic monitoring, including digital mist netting, transects, passive surveillance, sound analysis and data management.  (Read more about these services here).

We believe in a right first time approach - supporting your project from inception to successful completion

With ecologists licensed to undertake bat work in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland we have extensive experience of mitigation and licensing with over 40 successful applications for bat development licences for a range of different species and roost types.

CA ecology also provides bespoke training courses in all aspects of bat ecology, surveys, mitigation and legal and planning policy issues for clients wishing to offer their staff Continuing Professional Development. A mentoring service for ecologists wishing to train for a license is also available. Read more about this service here.

CA Ecology has full Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance cover and operates under a comprehensive health and safety, quality and environment Policy.