Blog

Today the rewilding and restoration space is characterised by an ever-growing number of inspirational stories, from Ecosulis's own projects through to the efforts of businesses, NGOs, academics, politicians and ordinary citizens across the globe. Here we present a selection of the latest and greatest.

The road to recovery

Posted by Dr Paul Jepson on 11/18/2018
Now is the perfect time to take the next step in UK conservation. Paul Jepson, Nature Recovery Lead at Ecosulis, explains why. 

The relevance of rewilding

Posted by Vance Russell on 11/18/2018
Efforts to restore wild nature benefit both people and the planet. Vance Russell, Biodiversity Lead at Ecosulis, explains how. 

Nature and human health

Posted by Tamzin Wood on 10/26/2016
The link between man, nature and our health goes back millenia but do we still take it for granted? 

A Wild Trip to Scotland: Rewilding in Action

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 07/20/2016
It is much easier to see how rewilding can be achieved in Scotland, with its mountains, huge lochs and large open spaces and woodlands. I recently spent a weekend in Scotland, searching for beavers, osprey and pine martens. I also learnt about conflict between some reintroductions and how these are being managed. 

Water Vole Mitigation Guidance – Displacement or Relocation?

Posted by Emma Northcote-Smith on 06/21/2016
The new Water Vole Mitigation Handbook has been published and includes changes to displacement and relocation methods. Our HCEC team have been helping Oxford University with a project comparing different displacements methods and their effectiveness for water vole mitigation. Our consulting and contracting teams spent a day undertaking water vole training in June.

A Great Start to the Year for our Habitat Creation Team!

Posted by James Edwards on 05/06/2016
The start of 2016 has been a busy for the habitat creation team here at Ecosulis. We have been planting a native woodland in Crawley, as part of a large flood alleviation scheme, vegetation clearance for a large housing development in Swindon and wetland maintenance for the Environment Agency in Buckland Marsh.

Ecosulis Supporting Hedgehog Awareness Week!

Posted by Annie Hatt BSc (Hons) on 05/06/2016
Members of the Ecosulis Consulting Team are supporting Hedgehog Awareness Week, by promoting hedgehogs and encouraging others to do the same, showing you how easy it is to get involved! 

A New Addition to the Tree Climbing Team

Posted by Annie Hatt BSc (Hons) on 04/06/2016
In March this year I was lucky enough to be enrolled on a Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue course at Bridgwater College, Cannington. 

BBC News and Great Crested Newt Surveys

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 04/05/2016
Sara King, Senior Ecological Consultant for Ecosulis, was interviewed by BBC News regarding great crested newt in the context of the current consultation being undertake by Natural England. 

Great Crested Newt Survey Season Has Arrived!

Posted by Sarah Booley on 03/08/2016
While the full survey period for great crested newts is March to June, don't forget that at least two survey visits need to be completed between mid-April and mid-May. That gives only 2.5 months to get the survey priced, commissioned and completed where GCN are present. 

Is Your Planning Application British Standard for Biodiversity (BS42020) Compliant?

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 03/04/2016
The British Standard for Biodiversity BS42020 was published in 2013, however it is only just starting to filter into planning applications and is becoming increasing recognised as a standard to adhere to. This blog summarises the benefit of working to the standards.

Trends in Biodiversity: Update on Biodiversity Indicators

Posted by Sarah Booley on 02/23/2016
The most recent JNCC Biodiversity Indicators report provides an update on long and short term trends across key biodiversity indicators and is based on an easy to interpret ‘traffic light’ system.