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Working with wildlife: guidance for the construction ...

Working with wildlife: guidance for the construction industry (C691D)

The UK has a long history of wildlife conservation dating back to the establishment of royal hunting grounds, such as the New Forest, in the 11th century. However, the 20th century saw increasing concern regarding the loss of wildlife on a national scale, mainly because of changes in agricultural, practice and increased development.

This guide is intended to help those working on construction projects to stay within the law, and to understand and adopt good practice in relation to wildlife. The guide provides background on the fundamentals of ecology, considers the relationship between ecology and construction, provides an overview of the legislation governing action that can be taken with protected species and habitats, practical guidance on managing these and signposts further guidance.

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ISBN: 978-0-86017-691-6
Author: Newton, J, Nicholson, B, Saunders, R
Number of pages: 132 (PDF)
Publisher: CIRIA
Date of Publication: July 2011

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