Continuing Professional
Development (CPD)

Wildwood Ecology can run Ecology Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses for your team. We have provided ecology training courses for planning consultants, architects, local government and others who need to further develop their ecological and conservation skills.

Ecology courses can be delivered in a relaxed and open environment during a lunch-hour at your office or in a longer session tailored to address specific requirements.


We’ve worked with

“We received a continuing professional development (CPD) seminar from Wildwood Ecology on the 4th December 2014. The Surveyors and Professionals present found the seminar informative, fascinating and well put together. We feel confident that the information learned during the CPD will be useful and applicable to our current and future projects. We would also like to thank Richard Dodd for his clear and confident presentation.“

Easton Bevins

We’ve worked with

CPD’s should be just that, a tool to continue professional development. The CPD seminar we were given by Wildwood Ecology was informative, enlightening and very worthwhile. For once it was well attended and all staff felt it was the best CPD we have had for a long time. Many other companies could learn from the way Wildwood presented their information.

Shaun Prichard, RIBA, Associate Director.

We’ve worked with

They work well with our clients as they do not make onerous demands that can often alienate building owners. However, all this is done without endangering the protected species and contributing positively to the management of change. They are very professions and thorough in their processing of the site and subsequent licence applications.

Mathew A Davies, Davies Sutton Architects.

Did you know

Invasive non-native species are plants or animals which have the potential to take hold, spread and somewhat negatively impact our native wildlife. Invasive species can turn up in all sorts of habitats and often unexpectedly and they are not limited to the infamous Japanese knotweed, Himalayan Balsam or Grey Squirrel!

It is illegal to plant or otherwise allow an invasive non-native species to grow and spread in the wild, including aquatic plants such as the Water Fern (Azolla filiculoides) and Water Primrose (Ludwigia grandiflora) or terrestrial plants such as American Skunk Cabbage (Lysichiton americanus) or even Cotoneaster!

Some of the most troublesome animals you should report include the Asian hornet (Vespa velutina), Invasive garden ant (Lasius neglectus), Killer shrimps (D. villosus and D. haemobaphes), the Carpet Sea Squirt (Didemnum vexillum) Quagga Mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) and Zebra Mussel (Dreissena polymorpha).

Wildwood Ecology can identify and point out these species, along with other non-listed invasive species which may be found at your site and then recommend the best practise for removal or destruction of these plants. Contact us now for a tailored quote.