About Us

The Caledonian Conservation Team
The Caledonian Conservation Team

Caledonian Conservation Ltd was founded in 2010 by Chris Cathrine. The company provides high quality ecology and ornithology services for developments and conservation. Many ecology and ornithology surveys are highly specialist, requiring a high level of fieldcraft and experience. When you contract Caledonian Conservation Ltd you are guaranteed that the ecologists working on your project are appropriately experienced, hold the necessary licences and use the specialist equipment required. CVs are supplied with any quote as standard.


Caledonian Conservation Ltd provides services for a range of clients, including developers, government agencies, conservation charities / non-governmental organisations (NGOs), universities and other consultancies.  Some examples of clients are given below.


British Solar Renewables, Building Green Ltd, BWE Partnership, Creag Riabhach Wind Farm Ltd, DP Energy, Green Power, Hexicon AB, Muirhall Energy Ltd, RES Group, Ron Shanks Development Projects Limited, Taylor Wimpey

Government Agencies

Forestry Commission Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH)

Conservation Charities / NGOs

Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Trust (ARC), Buglife, Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management (CIEEM), Dumfries & Galloway Environmental Resources Centre (DGERC), East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative, Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT), Tay Landscape Partnership, TCV, The Wildlife Information Centre, Urban Roots


University of the West of Scotland (UWS), University of York


AHR Architects, Applied Ecology Ltd, Arcus Consultancy Services Ltd, Biocensus, Brindley Associates, Cameron Ecology, CGO Ecology, CH2M CKD Galbraith, Clyde Ecology, George Leslie Ltd, Dunnock Ecology, IKM Consulting, Linbrooke, LUC, MacArthur Green, Natural Power, SRUC, Strutt & Parker, Stuart Spray Wildlife Consultancy, VG Energy, Wild Surveys

Health and Safety

Ecology and ornithology surveys can take surveyors to remote areas throughout the day or night, and they may be exposed to extreme weather and other hazards. Recognising this, Caledonian Conservation Ltd follows risk assessment and lone working procedures, while ensuring that any surveyor is appropriately equipped to deal with the terrain and unpredictable weather conditions that may be encountered. The safety of surveyors and the public is our first priority.

For our environmental education projects there are very different health and safety considerations. Staff working on these projects have up-to-date outdoor first aid qualifications, and those working regularly with children or vulnerable adults are members of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme. Our projects are fully risk assessed, and we follow best practice guidance of staff:participant ratios as recommended by organisations such as the Forest School Association and Forestry Commission Scotland Branching Out programme.


Caledonian Conservation Ltd holds both Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance policies, providing security for our clients. Specific details of insurance can be provided on request.

The Caledonian Conservation Team
The Caledonian Conservation Team

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