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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: Sarah Booley on 23/02/2016

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. 

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Categories: Biodiversity Research
Tags: Biodiversity Indicators | Biodiversity Measurement | Biodiversity offsetting | biodiversity valuation | habitat valuation | natural capital | Valuing Nature

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Posted by: Annie Hatt BSc (Hons) on 23/02/2016

Last reviewed in 2009, the fourth update of the status has been completed, showing a large movement of species, unfortunately many in the wrong direction. 

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Categories: Biodiversity Research
Tags: bird habitat | Bird Surveys | birds | Birds Directive | breeding bird survey | over-wintering birds | Seabirds | winter bird surveys | Wintering Migratory Birds

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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: Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 27/11/2015

Rewilding is gaining momentum in the UK and Geographical magazine is covering numerous stories, including two written by Cain Blythe (MD of Ecosulis Ltd) and Daniel Allen (Photojournalist).

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Categories: Biodiversity Research
Tags: rewilding | species reintroduction

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Posted by: Annie Hatt on 24/11/2015

Rewilding is never a straight forward process, however, when planned and implemented effectively it can provide great benefits to the local ecosystem and community. When rewilding or reintroducing predators, however, it seems the benefits to local communities can sometimes be less obvious. 

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Categories: Biodiversity Research
Tags: lynx | rewilding | species reintroduction | wolves

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 22/10/2015

Beavers often get bad press for being the cause of flooding, and this is one of the key factors affecting the decision of whether to reintroduce beavers to Britain’s waterways. Heavy rain has caused flooding in Alyth Burn in Scotland, and many theories have linked this flooding to the presence of beavers in the area. However, evidence demonstrates that this was not the case. 

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

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 28/07/2015

Does the launch of Rewilding Britain mean that our island nation is becoming a wilder place once again? 

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Categories: Biodiversity Research
Tags: rewilding

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Posted by: Sarah Booley on 07/04/2015

As part of our programme of Continued Professional Development (CPD) presentations Ecosulis has been speaking to clients about biodiversity valuation and No Net Loss

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Categories: Biodiversity Research
Tags: biodiversity | biodiversity 2020 | Biodiversity Indicators | Biodiversity Measurement | Biodiversity offsetting | BQC | habitat valuation | no net loss

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