Ecology is an important consideration for a number of diverse projects, such as housing developments, flood alleviation schemes, port expansions and wind farms.Our ecological services team works nationally and internationally to survey, monitor and conserve protected species and their habitats. The diverse range of ecological services that Royal HaskoningDHV offers includes:  

  • Phase 1 habitat survey  
  • River corridor survey 
  • River habitat survey (RHS) 
  • River macrophyte survey  
  • Protected species survey and habitat management (terrestrial and aquatic) e.g. water voles  
  • National Vegetation Classification (NVC) 
  • Ornithological surveys 
  • Habitat biotope mapping and ground-truthing 
  • Underwater video (drop down video) and photography 
  • Invasive species surveys (Sargassum)  
  • MNCR Phase II 
  • Broadscale Acoustic Mapping  
  • Diver surveys  
  • Intertidal survey  
  • Coastal and benthic studies
  • Coastal zone mapping 
  • Marine mammal observer services 
  • Sustainable fisheries management and conservation 
  • Sediment and water quality sampling and analysis 
  • Site supervision during construction (Environmental Clerk of Works) 
  • Advice on UK wildlife legislation and protected species licensing (e.g. European Protected Species licences, licences under the Badgers Act 1992)  
  • Conservation strategies and advice on rare and protected species 
  • Strategies and management for reducing conflict between fisheries and other wildlife  
  • Mitigation measures and monitoring plans for the construction and operation of developments  
  • Ecosystem Services Assessment
  • Ecosystem Services Valuation