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Posted by: Ecosulis Consulting Team on 03/02/2016

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.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Bat Conservation Trust | bat licence | Bat Low Impact Licence | bat mitigation | bat surveys | Bats in trees | BS42020 | Core Sustenance Zones

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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: Tamzin Wood on 26/10/2016

The link between man and nature goes back thousands of years. We know how important our relationship with nature is but we still seem to take nature for granted and ignore related benefits to our health and well-being. 

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Categories: Biodiversity Research
Tags: Access to Nature | biodiversity | biodiversity gain | Greenspace | Health | human health | Nature | Nature and Planning

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 20/07/2016

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. 

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Categories: Biodiversity Research
Tags: beaver | Biodiversity Indicators | Biodiversity Measurement | BQC | rewilding

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Posted by: Emma Northcote-Smith on 21/06/2016

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.

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Categories: Habitat Creation
Tags: ecological consultancy | ecological consultants | Water Vole | water vole guidelines | water vole mitigation | water vole survey

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Posted by: James Edwards on 06/05/2016

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.

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Categories: Habitat Creation
Tags: Arboriculture | Dormouse | ecological contracting | flood alleviation | Flood Alleviation Scheme | habitat creation | Habitat Management | Otter | Protected Species | tree felling | Tree Planting | Water Vole | Woodland Planting

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Posted by: Annie Hatt BSc (Hons) on 06/05/2016

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! 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: BHPS | British Hedgehog Preservation Society | ecological consultancy | Ecological Consultant | ecological consultants | ecological consulting | Hedgehog | Hedgehog Awareness Week

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Posted by: Annie Hatt BSc (Hons) on 06/04/2016

In March this year I was lucky enough to be enrolled on a Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue course at Bridgwater College, Cannington. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat mitigation | bat surveys | Bats | Bats in trees | ecological consultancy | Ecological Consultant | ecological consultants | ecological consulting | ecological contracting | Tree Climbing

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Posted by: Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 05/04/2016

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. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: ecological consultancy | ecological consultants | EPS licence | European Protected Species | European Protected Species Licence | Great Crested Newt | great crested newt conservation | Great crested newt Fencing | great crested newt survey | Great Crested Newts

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Posted by: Sarah Booley on 08/03/2016

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. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Great Crested Newt | Great crested newt Fencing | great crested newt mitigation | great crested newt survey

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