Badgers – A recent Badger Report commissioned by Love Marble Hill, undertaken by one of the country’s foremost experts, recommended by Natural England, found widespread badger activity throughout The Park. Protected by law (Badger Protection Act 1992), works carried out by English Heritage to the woodlands would need a licence.
Lesser-Spotted Woodpeckers – Red- listed Numbering only 2,000 breeding pairs in total in the UK, they have been subject to intense decline since the 1970s and are, therefore, classified as Red Status on the IUCN list of endangered and threatened species. There are numerous possible reasons for this rapid decline, but those most favoured arguments include the loss of ancient woodland habitat, increased competitive pressure from other species, as well as the removal of rotting trees.
Bats recorded in the local catchment:
Brown long-eared bat