With his extensive knowledge and experience studying and working with wildlife, John 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.
Mammals of conservation interest
John is licensed to survey for several protected mammal species and invasive wildlife, this includes use of remote cameras and the collection of genetic materials.
Trees and Woodlands
John has extensive experience and knowledge in surveying trees and woodlands and compiling species inventories and in making recommendations to enhance conservation value.
We can over wildlife and nature guiding across the UK and into Europe this may include a general wildlife, tracking and ethnobotanical experience or something that focuses on specific subject areas. You may wish to read this article describing a trip organised by us to Poland
John has many contacts across the UK and Europe most of which are expert naturalists in their own right and can either work as a guide on an existing tour, or help you plan something from scratch, contact us to discuss ideas.
A general 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. 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.
John has on occasion been called out to track and locate lost or escaped animals, he is also trained in live capture techniques.
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