The Species Habitat Protection Group was established by Jonathan Sloan in 2006. Jon had worked for many years with Protected Species, monitoring sites, in particular Barn Owls and their habitats within Wales. Jon and Jan Sloan are both fully licenced ecologists running a successful consultancy within Wales based in Llandinam, Powys. They work within both the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia National Parks.
Due to barn conversions, loss of habitat and especially neglected and redundant barns in upland areas, the future of the Barn Owl was uncertain. Therefore, it was deemed necessary to take swift action to protect these beautiful birds and the Species Habitat Protection Group was formed on this basis.