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Jonathan Kendrew BSc MSc MIEEM - Director & Principal Ecologist

Jon has devoted the last twenty-three years to conservation and sustainable development in the public and private sectors projects in the UK, mainland Europe and Africa. Gaining his Honours degree in Environmental Management from the University of Durham, he became involved in projects to secure Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) in Greece and Madagascar, before completing a Masters degree in Aquatic Resource Management at King’s College London. Jon is a Full Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). His role within Alpha Ecology Ltd is Director and Principal Ecologist, calling upon extensive knowledge of Badger, bats, Otter and most British mammals and birds, planning, policy and legislation.

After being employed for six years as a commercial consultant ecologist including with Babtie Engineering and Conservation Consultancy Ltd, Jon established Alpha Ecology Ltd in Scotland, to provide sound scientific advice on Protected Species and habitats on the UK and mainland Europe. Working on Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA), submissions for Appropriate Assessments (AA) and a diverse range of development proposals such as new highways, pipelines, windfarms, property development and brownfield restoration amongst others. WIth significant experience of large-scale projects, his approach to biodiversity and conservation is landscape based, considering the many factors of habitat & ecological functionality: energetics, climate change, gene flow, population dynamics and fecundity.

Licenced to work with bats in Scotland, England and Wales, his work with bat species in the UK has included local Bat Groups & education, bat research projects across England and Scotland, Bat Warden for Natural England, National Bat Monitoring Programme (NBMP) transect studies for the Bat Conservation Trust (BCT). His work on bat species has spanned 18 years and involved nearly all species of the bats found in the UK, including the rare Greater and Lesser Horseshoe bats, Bechstein's and Barbastelle bats. Fully conversent in survey and assessment methods, mitigation and development licencing for bats, Jon has worked on projects in the Highlands, Lothians, Lanarkshire and the Borders, and in southern England and Wales.

Jon is a keen ornithologist of over two decades experience in the UK, Finland, Portugal, France, Madagascar, North America and the Middle East. Licenced to work with Schedule I species Barn Owl in Scotland and England, he has conducted WeBS based surveys, Common Bird Census, Wintering Birds and Vantage Point Counts, including for proposals within or near European Designated Sites like Special Protection Areas (SPA’s), for mining and minerals, bridges, highways and other infrastructure.