Ecological Consultancy Services

As a wildlife charity and an ecological consultancy our strength is our depth of local knowledge and experience.

Manx Wildlife Trust has over 40 years of experience of working with Manx wildlife. We provide realistic ecological solutions that work in an Island context.

Northern Marsh Orchid

With a professional team of in house experts we are able to provide a wide range of ecological services and our local network of contacts gives us access to the best local contractors and specialist services.

Our services can be tailored to your needs, from specialist advice and surveys, to project management and long-term ecological monitoring.

For more information: If you would like to talk through your requirement and discuss how we might be able to help you, please contact us for more detailed information.

We offer a range of services, including:

Protected Species Surveys

Our team are experienced in working with various species protected under the 1990 Wildlife Act such as bats, frogs, orchids and lizards.

Whether it is assessing a single building for bats or surveying a 60 hectare site for all protected species, we can tailor a survey to meet the needs of the client, and carry it out under appropriate licences from the regulating authority.

Whole-site and Habitat Surveys

In addition to protected species we can conduct basic or detailed surveys of terrestrial habitats or the marine environment to suit the needs of the client.

We can also conduct desk surveys of historic recorded species and habitats direct from our extensive local ecological databases.

Advice for Planning

We can advise and guide developers and contractors working on sites that potentially contain protected species and help develop an ethical ecological strategy. We can advise on methods for appropriate mitigation, translocation and monitoring operations.

Site Management: Maintenance or Planning

We have a wealth of experience and knowledge in practical maintenance of habitats and land. We can compile medium or long-term management plans for sites, or assist landowners to manage private or public land for wildlife with direct delivery of the plans through management agreements.

By using the Wildlife Trust, landowners can be reassured to know that their land is being looked after by skilled Island-based practical ecologists, who will develop and protect the sites wildlife interest to its full potential.

Ecological Reports

Site or thematic based scientific reports can be produced for policy, strategic or purely scientific purposes.

Environmental Interpretation

Our passion is wildlife and communicating that passion takes many forms.

We can install interpretation panels, create leaflets and engage in web based media to communicate tailored ecological messaged on behalf of landowners and stakeholders.

Creative Conservation: Habitat Restoration and Creation

We can create, restore, and manage native wildlife habitats such as ponds, wetlands, woodlands and meadows. With our own native wildflower nursery we can ensure habitat creation uses only Manx native species of local Island origin.