EMEC Ecology (on behalf of the Association of Wildlife Trust Consultancies) are commissioned by Center Parcs to undertake the role of Appointed Ecologist to assess the performance of their Villages against their Biodiversity Action Plan targets.
EMEC Ecology works closely with park rangers and local Association of Wildlife Trust Consultancies (AWTC) each year to gather survey data relating to the habitats and species present at each of Center Parcs’ villages in England. This includes annual fixed point photography work at the Sherwood Forest and Woburn villages, to monitor change at various village locations over the years, as well as floral surveys, aquatic and terrestrial invertebrate surveys, wintering and breeding bird surveys, hedgehog surveys and badger surveys, among others. EMEC, with assistance from local AWTC consultancies, then collate this data, evaluates the results and provides ecological advice and management recommendations to assist Center Parcs in reaching their Biodiversity Action Plan targets.
Each Center Parcs village is unique in its make up of habitat, plants and animals and requires advice tailored to the needs of that village to achieve the best results for the wildlife and habitats present within that site. EMEC is proud to have assisted Center Parcs in maintaining a mosaic of valuable habitats across their sites, providing homes for a variety of native reptile, amphibian, bird, invertebrate and mammal species.