Blogs

Posted by Ecosulis Consulting Team on 3/02/2016
The Third Edition of the Bat Conservation Trust Good Practice Guidelines (sponsored by Ecosulis) have just been released. Here is an overview of what you need to know, and how it may affect your upcoming projects.

 

Bat surveys are usually required to inform planning applications for the site, and range from roost emergence/swarming surveys to bat activity surveys.

The key changes within the guidelines include:

 

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 time and money whilst providing more comprehensive mitigation and compensation for great crested newts. The main changes will include:

Posted by Daniel Allen on 11/05/2020

 

As Ecosulis Nature Recovery Lead Dr. Paul Jepson explains, there's never been a better time to rewild your garden.  

 

Rewilders great and small

Wild nature is currently at a low ebb in Britain: once common birds and insects have suffered sharp declines because our landscapes are too intensively managed and treated with chemicals. Rewilding - as the hopeful and exciting science and practice of ecological recovery - can help nature bounce back and recover its vibrant abundance.

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Posted by Daniel Allen on 9/03/2020

 

At this year's PlantLife debate, a panel comprising Professor Dieter Helm (University of Oxford), Clare Pillman (Chief Executive Natural Resources Wales), Dr. Trevor Dines (PlantLife Botanical Specialist) and Ecosulis Nature Recovery Lead Dr. Paul Jepson discussed the question of whether rewilding works for plants. The following blog is based on Dr. Paul Jepson's response.

 

 

Posted by Daniel Allen on 12/02/2020

 

Co-authored by Ecosulis Nature Recovery Lead Dr. Paul Jepson, a new paper by Oxford University scientists suggests that the landscape-scale rewilding of the Arctic tundra is economically viable and could play a significant role in slowing global warming.     

 

 

Posted by Daniel Allen on 12/12/2019

 

Rewilding offers solutions to our current climate and nature emergencies. Today 15 leading European rewilding organisations are calling for a wilder Europe and the inclusion of rewilding in the European Green Deal and EU Biodiversity Strategy post-2020.

 

 

A call to collaborate

Posted by Daniel Allen on 26/11/2019

 

A new way to generate value from land

 

Today we are at an important juncture in land and natural area management. Brexit is prompting a rethink of farm payments, political leaders are increasingly supporting a new restoration agenda, advances in ecology are inspiring “wilder” approaches to nature conservation, and new markets are emerging for authentic products and experiences.

 

Posted by Daniel Allen on 7/11/2019

 

Co-authored by Ecosulis Nature Recovery Lead Dr. Paul Jepson, the landmark study shows how culturomics-based tools could boost conservation outcomes.

 

The osprey is one of the top 20 most well-represented bird species on the Internet, based on data from the new study.  Image: Daniel Allen

 

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Posted by Dr Paul Jepson on 8/10/2019

 

The UK's national parks were created as part of progressive policy to reimagine our national identity after empire. Seventy years on, it is time to rethink their meaning and purpose.

 

New pastoralism and natural asset thinking could revitalise the UK's national parks.

 

Time for change