We’re a conservation management company
based in Hampshire

About us

We’re a team of ecologists dedicated to nature conservation and habitat restoration.

Vesper Conservation & Ecology Ltd are based in Stockbridge, Hampshire. We offer a full range of habitat and conservation services and ecological surveys. Our services are ideal for wildlife charities, landowners, architects and homeowners across Hampshire and the surrounding areas.

Combining practical hands-on skills with ecological knowledge

We know that having the right team on any conservation project is vital. With Rob West at the helm, we offer you 19 years of experience in all aspects of conservation work. We can help at any stage of your project – from the initial design and planning, right through to working on-site to implement plans or carry out your surveys.

Rob West – Managing Director

Rob is the founder of our company. He has a wealth of experience and qualifications within the conservation and ecology sector.

After leaving university with a BA (Hons) degree in Environmental Studies, Rob started his journey as a countryside warden, working his way up to lead ranger for the National Trust.

Rob founded Vesper Conservation & Ecology Ltd in 2012. Since then he’s amassed a wealth of experience undertaking all aspects of conservation management. From baseline surveying for a wide range of species to designing and managing conservation projects from planning to implementation.

Key certifications

• Natural England licences for science and conservation for Great Crested Newts and Bats
• Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecological & Environmental Management (CIEEM)
• Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) cardholder
• Chainsaw (CS30, 31 and 32)
• Tractor driving (MO1 and MO1A)
• Forestry Machine Operations (FMO)
• Pesticide applications (PA1 and PA6A)
• Mini-diggers and dumper operation
• Rough-terrain forklift operation
• Safe use of veterinary medicines (sheep and cattle)
• Transportation of livestock (short journeys)
• Stockmanship
• Planning a new woodland
• Marketing woodland produce

Our team of ecologists

When you take on contractors in the conservation sector, you don’t want just anyone. You want people who care about what they’re doing and understand why they’re doing it. That’s why we’ll only employ qualified ecologists to work on your project. And most of our ecologists have worked with us for years. They’ve been carefully vetted to ensure they hold all the necessary qualifications for the tasks they carry out. And we know they’re reliable and will do excellent work.

See what our clients say about us

“Vesper Conservation & Ecology have been carrying out scrub clearance for us on chalk grassland sites for the Duke of Burgundy Butterfly. These sites needed very sensitive management, and we were pleased with the way the contracts were delivered.”

Dan Hoare, Director of UK Conservation | Butterfly Conservation

“The pricing for the survey was clear and competitive, and it was straightforward to
arrange logistics and have the survey carried out. The completed survey was passed to the planning service, and we received no follow-up questions from them.
We are content to recommend Vesper Conservation & Ecology.”

 Mr & Mrs Ellwood

Our Clients

Freshwater Habitats Trust

Aquascience Ltd

New Forest National Park


Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Butterfly Conservation

Our Services

Conservation services

Ecological surveys

Let’s get your project moving

We’re here, ready to answer your questions or give you a free, no-obligation
quote. Whatever your project, we’d love to hear from you to chat about how we can help.