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  • Wildlife Identification and Tracking

    New dates 2018

    Starting In April 2018

    Wildlife Identification & Tracking

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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

Biodiversity Audits

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. 

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.

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.

Tracking services

We are able help provide assistance in locating missing, escaped or injured animals using extensive experience in wildlife tracking.

Species viewing and filming

John offers this service to photographers and film makers, or anyone who wants to get a better view of inconspicuous wildlife. That might be a rarity that has always eluded your lens or just an animal you have always wanted to see.

Contact us via our contact page.

Consultancy services include the following:

  • Species inventory
  • Great Crested Newt Surveys
  • Reptile Surveys
  • Badger Surveys
  • Riparian Mammal Survey
  • Deer Impact Assessment
  • Habitat Management Advice
  • Educational Programme Planning & Delivery

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