Arboreal Wildlife Bridge

Connecting arboreal habitats

Our sister company Animex has developed an arboreal wildlife bridge to re-connect isolated habitats for protected arboreal species such as Hazel Dormice or Red Squirrels. With the combination of Ecosupport's ecological expertise and Animex's engineering skills, we can provide the best solution for developers and wildlife alike.

If a development scheme may result in the disconnection of woodland habitat, an Animex Wildlife Bridge may be a suitable approach for mitigation on site. In addition, the bridge can provide site enhancement by re-connecting woodland on site to previously isolated patches in surrounding areas, such as across a road. If you think the Animex Wildlife Bridge may be suitable for your site, please Speak to a Wildlife Bridge Advisor.

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Proven performance

The bridge was developed in conjunction with the People's Trust for Endangered Species, based on a Japanese design and was successfully trialled with Hazel Dormice and Red Squirrels on the Isle of Wight. During monitoring with camera traps both species were found using the bridge to cross between the isolated habitats, as shown below.

Research on this successful design has been presented Internationally including at: Infra Eco Network Europe 2018, International Conference on Ecology and Transportation 2017 and the National Dormouse Conference 2016 & 2019

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Bespoke & adaptable design

The bridge has been designed to be adaptable and can be installed in multiple ways to find the perfect fit at minimal cost for every site. The bridge can be built to stand alone or be retrospectively fitted into another structure such as a bridge or underpass and comes with a lifetime guarantee!

Our experience

Our team wrote the Best Practice Guidelines in collaboration with the People's Trust for Endangered Species for installing arboreal bridges for dormice. We are experts and can design a bespoke mitigation bridge for your project.

About us

Providing quality ecology services across southern England and beyond since 1999.

At Ecosupport we complete comprehensive ecological reports for Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, Phase I Surveys, BREEAM, NVC Vegetation and Hedgerows and Phase II Surveys for protected species such as bats, reptiles, dormice, GCN, birds and badgers. We work directly with our clients to deliver pragmatic results and can implement any required mitigation or habitat restoration to see through your ecological needs from start to finish. Our large network of ecologists enables us to offer all our services all across the UK.

Ecosupport is SSIP-certified through SMAS Ltd.


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