Webinar: Buildings and Wildlife: what are your responsibilities?

How do we stop ourselves getting into trouble with the law when it comes to conflicts of wildlife, buildings and areas of development? Wildlife found in property, developments or amenity areas may be protected by law, so what are the key species to be aware of and what considerations do all construction professionals, developers & invasive weed specialists need to take into account?

To find out more, click on the video below and watch Julie Riley share her expertise & advice on ‘Buildings & Wildlife – What are your responsibilities?’.


What you will learn from the webinar

  • Overview of UK wildlife legislation that impacts on properties and development
  • The main protected species e.g. bats, birds, badgers, water vole, otters, dormice, hedgehog
  • Consideration of invasive species, both floral (e.g. Japanese knotweed) and faunal (e.g. mink, grey squirrels)
  • How to take all the above into consideration when working on a property or development, and what to do if you need help.

Benefits – Why YOU should watch the webinar

  • Up to to date knowledge on changes to legislation and how it might impact projects, developments or properties you are working in
  • Key consideration – hints & tips
  • Ideas on how you can reduce and/or mitigate your own environmental impacts
  • Straightforward online learning while sitting at your desk

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About the presenter – Julie Riley ACIEEM

Julie Riley is a Senior Ecologist at Wildscapes, a consultancy based at Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust. Julie specialises in botanical and habitat surveying and Biodiversity Net Gain assessment, but she also carries out a wide range of surveys in connection with planning, including Preliminary Roost Assessments, Preliminary Ecological Assessments and Ecological Impact Assessments.

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