Bat Survey South Wales

Our fully licensed ecologists recently undertook a survey of a large derelict mining tunnel for hibernating bats in Rhondda Cynon Taff. Our ecologists received professional training in confined spaces safety, and were led by the local mines rescue team. We traversed the mile long tunnel in search of hibernating bats, while making an assessment of the overall potential of the tunnel to be used by bats. The project has since been granted lottery funding and is progressing through the planning process prior to it’s reopening.

We regularly undertake bat surveys throughout South Wales, including Cardiff, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Monmouthshire, Carmarthenshire and the Vale of Glamorgan.

The objective of a bat survey is to:

  • Establish the presence / likely absence of the bat roosts within trees and buildings;
  • Identify the activity of bats across the site and key commuting and foraging routes; and
  • Recommend ecological mitigation and enhancement where required.

Our ecologists are experienced in bat survey, European Protected Species licensing, and mitigation design and implementation.

Acer Ecology are based in Cardiff, South Wales, but undertake projects all over the UK. The core areas for business are South Wales (Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan, Monmouthshire, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Newport, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen), Mid Wales (Powys), West Wales (Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion), South West England (Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Devon, Dorset and Somerset) and the West Midlands (Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Shropshire).

For more information about bat surveys or any of our other ecological services, please contact Acer Ecology on 02920 650 331, or email

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