There are six native reptile species in Britain, three lizard and three snake species. All British reptiles are protected under Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) to a lesser or higher extent. The standard survey method for reptiles is the same for all species, making it possible to determine presence or absence of any of the native species.

All reptiles are protected against being injured or killed, yet they can be moved to a suitable location without the need for a licence. We have extensive experience in surveying for reptiles, as well as successfully translocating populations from development sites to suitable receptor habitat. If your development proposal lies within reptile habitat, we can help.

How we can help:

  • Presence/Absence surveys including use of refugia
  • Distribution surveys
  • Habitat surveys
  • Relocation projects including trapping, transport and release into new habitat
  • Habitat management advice
  • Research projects

We offer Reptile surveys in the following areas:  

Brecon Beacons, Powys, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Swansea, Herefordshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport, Carmarthenshire, Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot, South Wales, Ceredigion, Bristol, Vale of Glamorgan, Somerset, Caerphilly, Torfaen, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Pembrokeshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Blaenau Gwent, Forest of Dean, Devon and Gower.

Reptile relocation projects

Did you know?

Did you know that even though slow worms look like small snakes, they are actually legless lizards!?