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  • CyberTracker Evaluations

    Dates for 2019

    From April 2019

    Tracker evaluations

    2019 dates available for track and sign and trailing

    More Info

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Wildlife services

With his extensive knowledge and experience studying and working with wildlife,  John Rhyder is able to offer a number of wildlife and natural history related services. He is able to use a number of techniques, including wildlife tracking, with the focus on terrestrial mammals, reptiles and amphibians. 


This service is offered to conservation bodies, ecologists, consultants and landowners. 

Protected Species:

We are able to survey for the following protected species.

  • Badgers
  • Otter
  • Water vole
  • Dormice 
  • Great crested newt

Species inventory

We can offer a general walkover survey to find out what wildlife features might be in an area, be that for general interest, rare or protected wildlife or for invasive species. 

Tracking services

Deer impact assessment

This service relies on extensive knowledge of the tracks and signs of ungulate species and other species whose sign may be easily confused.  Impact surveys can be used to measure current levels of impact on a site and to monitor how impacts are changing with time. The methodology has been developed by the deer initiative and was originally based on the work of Dr A. Cooke. It is simple to apply but is also sensitive enough to give a broad description of deer impact, together with an indication of deer activity. It is usually used for general woodland assessment rather than for forestry crops. Deer impact assessment is extremely important when devising strategies to ensure the long-term health of woodland and other habitats.

Live capture and animal recovery

John is trained in live capture techniques of animals with the remote deliver of sedatives and medicinal drugs to animals that have either escaped or would become extremely stressed through direct handling. This service is also availible for conservation and research projects that monitor and study a wide range of wildlife. This also links to providing assistance in locating missing, escaped or injured animals using extensive experience in wildlife tracking.

Wildlife corridors

This service may be of use in identifying wildlife corridors and crossing points when considering the placement of roads, barriers and warning signs.


Contact us via our contact page.

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