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Posted by: James Edwards on 27/01/2016

...The Dutch Dragon Chipper had arrived! It was huge! At around 20m long and weighing 40t fully laden it is a very impressive piece of kit – the chipper alone is powered by a 550hp engine...

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Categories: Ecological Contracting
Tags: habitat restoration | Tree Clearance | tree felling | vegetation clearance

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Posted by: Annie Hatt on 27/01/2016

Dr Alan Feest is Scientific Advisor to Ecosulis and a world renowned expert in biodiversity valuation. Here's a summary of his achievements in 2015. 

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Categories: Biodiversity Research
Tags: Biodiversity Assessment | Biodiversity Indicators | Biodiversity Measurement | ecological consultancy | Ecological Consultant | ecological consulting

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Posted by: Sarah Booley on 22/01/2016

Natural England have provided some tips as to how to improve your chances of securing a European Protected Species licence first time, including those relating to bats and newts... 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat licence | Bat Low Impact Licence | bat mitigation | ecological consultancy | Ecological Mitigation | eDNA | EPS licence | European Protected Species | European Protected Species Licence | GCN licence | great crested newt mitigation | great crested newt survey

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Posted by: Sarah Booley on 22/01/2016

Natural England and Woking Borough Council have launched a pilot scheme to explore whether a new system can be implemented to save developers cost and money whilst providing more comprehensive mitigation and compensation for great crested newts. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: GCN | Great Crested Newt | great crested newt conservation | great crested newt mitigation | great crested newt survey | Great Crested Newts | newt survey | Newt Surveys

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Posted by: Sarah Booley on 22/01/2016

Ecological Impact Assessment guidance has been updated with emerging changes in approaches to valuing nature as well as mitigation. The main changes that are found within the new guidance consist of the inclusion of ecosystem services and natural capital as important ecological features to be considered and the inclusion of Biodiversity off-setting as a ‘last resort’ compensation measure.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Biodiversity offsetting | CIEEM | EcIA | Ecological Impact Assessment | Ecosystem Services | Environmental Impact Assessment | Impact Assessment | natural capital

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Posted by: Frances Bennett on 22/01/2016

Habitat creation methods ranging from ditch restoration, using large woody debris and reintroduction of beaver can all help alleviate the effects of flooding - here are 5 key facts to demonstrate this. 

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Categories: Habitat Creation
Tags: Aquatic Habitats | beaver | habitat creation | habitat restoration | rewilding | species reintroduction

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Posted by: Annie Hatt on 13/01/2016

A study on the economic and ecological importance of bats to farmers, found the loss of bat species in North America could lead to agricultural losses in the region of US $3.7bn each year. Bats are known to provide a ‘pest control’ service worth £649m per year globally on corn crops alone. In this enlightening blog, Annie Hatt argues that bats should be seen as pest controllers rather than pests. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat | bat licence | bat mitigation | bat surveys | Bats

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