Services for planning
Bat mitigation
Ecologist checking a bottle trap for a great crested newt survey

Integrating modern living with the conservation of wildlife

Darwin Ecology is an independent ecological consultancy.

We offer a complete range of ecological surveys and contracting services for developers, conservation groups, the public sector and private clients in Southern England.

We conduct ecological surveys across Surrey, Sussex, Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Essex, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall – but we’ll still be happy to provide a quote if your project’s further afield.

Feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements.

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Area covered &
contact details

Surrey office
Sandy Farm Business Centre,
Sands Road, Farnham, Surrey GU10 1PX
01252 449512

Dorset office
The Wincombe Centre, Wincombe Business Park,
Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 9QD
01747 352555

Bristol office
0117 214 1128

Cornwall office
01326 727315

Get in touch


Darwin Ecology came highly recommended and we were not disappointed with the service we received, they were very responsive, and we will certainly be looking to use them on future projects

Scott Wilson
IBO Construction Ltd

I 100% recommend Darwin Ecology for complex bat mitigation projects, I wouldn’t use anyone else. We have worked with Darwin Ecology on multiple projects and they have secured challenging bat licences and successfully negotiated council objections for us on historic building projects where other companies have failed. Darwin Ecology are a friendly, open and honest team and I consistently recommend them to my clients

Tom Scott

Woodforde Scott Property consultants

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust have worked on multiple projects with Darwin ecology for several of our Hospital sites where there have been protected species found. They have always found effective and innovative solutions to allow us to redevelop areas of our site to improve healthcare facilities. Darwin provide an excellent service and are available with expert advice whenever I need them.

Paul Williams
Head of Capital Planning
Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust

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Ecologist position still available in our SW office. Get in touch if you are interested. 🦇🌳

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