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Greencroft Industrial Park
Argus Ecology is a specialist ecological consultancy, founded in 1991 as a workers co-operative. We provide impartial advice on a wide range of wildlife, nature conservation and land management issues. This can range from helping an individual developing their property comply with protected species legislation, through to large scale ecological surveys for public utility companies. Our aim is always to help you balance the needs of nature and economy, achieving a solution which is both environmentally and economically sustainable.
We are based in North-east England, in a 'green' office development, but work throughout the UK and overseas according to our clients' needs. We have an experienced, committed team of professional ecologists, with skills ranging from bat and great crested newt surveys to biological pollution monitoring using freshwater invertebrates and diatoms. Our staff hold appropriate Natural England licences, including bat handling and great crested newt survey licences, and we have a strong track record in successful licence applications for development purposes.