Phil Pearce

Personal Background

Phil Pearce was the founder of Ecological Land Management in 2001. He saw a clear need to deliver practical conservation management within the private sector. Previously ecologists would carry out surveys and provide recommendations to clients, but from then onwards it was the client’s responsibility to find someone to implement these recommendations.

ELM Ltd fills this gap, providing ecological surveys and recommendations by trained professionals as well as the technical expertise to carry out the work required.

Phil is personally committed to ecological issues. His work with rangers in Southern Africa has given him a broader understanding of global ecological issues, and he regularly attends conferences to keep him ahead of current issues.

Industry Experience

Phil worked throughout the UK for over 10 years in the countryside management sector prior to the inception of ELM. He has been employed by the Hampshire Wildlife Trust, Flintshire CC, Cornwall CC and the Game Conservancy Trust.

In 2006, Phil assisted in the organisation of the International Ranger Federation Congress at Stirling, Scotland where over 320 rangers represented 40 nations from around the world.



Rural Resource Management (Distinction) from Seale Hayne Agricultural College

NVQ Level 3

Landscape and Ecosystems from Llysfasi College


Units 10, 11, 14, 15, 32a, 32b and 36 for chainsaw operations
PA6 and PA6AW, knapsack sprayer


Use and operation of woodchippers
Use and operation of clearing saws


First aid at work – FCC
Sharps handling – FCC
Construction site operative – CSCS
Wildlife Licenses held:
NE GCN survey licence
CCW GCN survey licence
CCW GCN habitat management licence for North East Wales
CCW Site specific Natterjack Toad, Sand Lizard, Water Vole and Badger habitat management licences
Professional Member of Countryside Management Association
Associate Member of Chartered Institute for Ecology and Environmental Management