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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 26/01/2015

Natural England have recently changed their licensing process, which is now more stringent and requires an increased level of detail. The following information aims to give a clear summary of what is required. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat licence | Bat Low Impact Licence | bat mitigation | bat surveys | Bats | horseshoe bats

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Posted by: Marc Anderton on 05/12/2014

There are a few ways of surveying for dormouse which include nest searches, hair tube surveys, live traps and dormouse nest boxes.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Dormouse | dormouse surveys | ecological consultancy | ecological consultants

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 03/11/2014

Natural England is looking to planning a new development bat licence. The Bat Low Impact Licence is designed to simplify the licensing of certain bat projects. The licence would streamline licence applications for schemes that have a low impact on bat roosts. Savings to developers during the initial trial are estimated to be over £180,000 and 444 weeks saved in possible delays to development.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat licence | Bat Low Impact Licence | bat mitigation | bat surveys

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 31/10/2014

Ecosulis attended the Bristol University Internship Career’s Fair on 30 October 2014. The aim of the fair is to assist environmental and science students with their chosen career, and to offer placements to give potential ecologists relevant work experience and also to strengthen our collaborations with the University. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: biodiversity | Coexist | Collaboration | Health | Innovation

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Posted by: Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 03/10/2014

Natural England have created a new tool that measures Impact Risk Zones for Sites of Special Scientific Interest that will benefit developers when undertaking impact assessments for proposed construction works. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Biodiversity offsetting | ecological consultancy | Impact Assessment

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 27/08/2014

Himalayan balsam may soon meet its match as Defra search for a natural control, in the form of an Indian fungus.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: biodiversity 2020 | Himalayan balsam | Invasive plant species | invasive species

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 25/06/2014

New water vole guidelines are set to be released towards the end of this year. There are likely to be some significant changes to the way water vole surveys need to be undertaken, and how water vole mitigation strategies can be implemented.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: ecological consulting | ecological contracting | habitat creation | Water Vole | water vole guidelines | water vole mitigation | water vole survey

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Posted by: Michael Williams - MCIEEM BSc (Hons) on 11/06/2014

According to the UK Glow Worm Survey, most glow worm colonies have probably been close to their present locations for a long time, possibly hundreds or thousands of years. Attempts to relocate them or introduce them to new areas are usually unsuccessful. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Ecological Consultant | Glow Worm | invertebrate specialists | Invertebrate survey | Invertebrate Surveys

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Posted by: Fen Braund on 19/05/2014

Dormice are protected by law and cannot be deliberately injured, killed, trapped or even disturbed in their nests.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Dormice | Dormouse | dormouse surveys | ecological consultancy | Ecological Consultant | ecological consultants | ecological contracting | habitat creation

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Posted by: Sarah Booley on 06/05/2014

From the 4th to the 10th of May nature lovers across the country are getting together to raise awareness of our prickliest mammal, the hedgehog. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: ecological consultancy | Ecological Consultant | ecological consultants | Ecological Enhancement | Ecological Mitigation | Hedgehog | UK BAP

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