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Wildlife in your home and property

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Dartmoor's wildlife is a source of pleasure to local people and visitors alike. Those species which are easiest to observe are the mammals, birds and insects that share our homes with us. This is information on how to ensure the continued wellbeing of these creatures, many of which are rare or declining.

This Guide includes the following sections:

For further information and advice contact:

Ecology team

Dartmoor National Park Authority,
Parke, Bovey Tracey,
Newton Abbot, Devon
TQ13 9JQ
Tel: (01626) 832093
Office hours 9am – 5pm

You can obtain further information on Dartmoor’s special species and habitats.

Other sources of information

Devon Bat Group
(external site, opens new window)

c/o Sylvia Bevis
Broadways
Hillfield
Stoke Gabriel, Devon
TQ9 6SH
Tel: (01803) 782218

Devon Wildlife Trust
(external site, opens new window)

Cricklepit Mill
Commercial Road
Exeter, Devon
EX2 4AB
Tel: (01392) 279244

Bat Conservation Trust
(external site, opens new window)

15 Cloisters House
8 Battersea Park Road
London, SW8 4BG
National Bat Helpline: 0845 1300 228
e-mail: enquiries@bats.org.uk

Natural England Devon Team
(external site, opens new window)

Renslade House
Bonhay Road
Exeter, Devon
EX4 3AW
Tel: 0300 060 1110

Natural England Wildlife Management and Licensing Service
(external site, opens new window)

Wildlife Licesing Unit
Block 3, Government Buildings
Burghill Road
Westbury on Trym
Bristol
BS10 6NJ
Tel: 0845 601 4523

The Barn Owl Trust
(external site, opens new window)

Waterleat, Ashburton
Devon TQ13 7HU
Tel: (01364) 653026

The Royal Society for Protection of Birds
(external site, opens new window)

Keble House, Southernhay Gardens
Exeter EX1 1NT
Tel: (01392) 432691

You can also view a list of consultantsPDF icon (PDF Help 29kb) who undertake ecological work on Dartmoor

The content of these pages aims to provide some general information and is not intended to be a definitive statement of the law or your rights.  Whilst every care has been taken to ensure accuracy, DNPA cannot accept responsibility for any inaccurate, incomplete or out of date information, or any loss or damage that may result from reliance on it. You are advised to check the current situation for the specific circumstances of your property before commencing any project or incurring any expenditure.

Please Note: these contact details are provided to help you to find consultants, suppliers and organisations who work in the Dartmoor area. DNPA does not give any warranty or guarantee in respect of the people and organisations listed, or their work. You must satisfy yourself that anyone you choose is suitable for your purposes. While we will endeavour to ensure that the information remains accurate and up to date, we cannot accept any responsibility for information that is found to be inaccurate, misleading, or out of date.

Page last updated: 25 Nov 2011