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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 13/03/2014

Great crested newts sometimes get bad press as ‘expensive’, and a widespread nuisance, not a rare protected species. This blog aims to provide some further information about this species to ensure that they are not a hassle for your development scheme.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: ecological consultancy | Ecological Consultant | ecological consultants | great crested newt survey

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Posted by: Michael Williams - MCIEEM BSc (Hons) on 13/03/2014

Trees are great for invertebrates, we’re often told – but where are they all? Almost all trees have invertebrates living on them somewhere, but the number of species, different species and what they use them for depends on a variety of factors, including tree species, age, height, fungal growth and the presence of certain features, such as rot holes and crevices. Almost anywhere on a tree can provide a home or a food source to invertebrates.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: ecological consultancy | Ecological Consultant | ecological consultants | Invertebrate Surveys

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Posted by: Michael Williams - MCIEEM BSc (Hons) on 04/02/2014

Two diseases are threatening our British amphibian fauna, including the great crested newt. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: ecological consultancy | great crested newt survey

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Posted by: Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 20/01/2014

Dr Alan Feest helps advance Ecosulis's ecological consultancy and research and development capability by obtaining one of the first Chartered Ecologist awards. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Biodiversity Measurement | Biodiversity offsetting | ecological consultancy | Ecological Consultant | ecological consultants | habitat creation

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Posted by: Marc Anderton on 13/01/2014

The ringing and survey of birds provides invaluable information about population changes and dynamics. Its also an important hobby for ornithology enthusiasts. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Bird Surveys | winter bird surveys | Wintering Migratory Birds

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) ACIEEM on 29/10/2013

Natural capital is directly linked to Ecosystem services, which is the value of ecosystems on economies, society and biodiversity. It is important to consider the overall value of green spaces and natural, habitats not just to biodiversity but to flood alleviation, recreation and food production to name a few.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Biodiversity Measurement | ecological consultancy | Ecosystem Services | natural capital

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Posted by: Michael Williams on 29/10/2013

Oil Beetles discovered in the Bristol region by our enthusiastic invertebrate specialists. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: invertebrate specialists | Invertebrate survey | Invertebrate Surveys

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Posted by: Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 30/09/2013

The Breeding Bird Survey is a nationwide survey supported by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). As well as monitoring the population of birds, this survey also serves as a way of assessing the overall health of the countryside in general.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bird habitat | Bird Surveys | ecological consultancy | winter bird surveys

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Posted by: Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 30/09/2013

The RSPB, the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environment Management and the Royal Town Planning Institute have published a report highlighting the importance of spatial planning and offering recommendations in order to ensure that development is sustainable and enhances the natural environment.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: ecological consultancy | Ecological Consultant | Green Infrastructure | human health | Nature and Planning

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Posted by: Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 30/09/2013

Smarter Guidance is being developed by Defra and aims to reduce environmental policy and guidance from 400 to around 30 documents with around 500 pages of information instead of 6,0000 - an estimated 90% reduction in data volume. While this will depend on the process of collecting and interpreting the data, there is confidence that this process can be streamlined and made more user friendly, with the overall objective of improving biodiversity and environmental protection.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: ecological consultancy | National Planning Policy Framework | National Planning Policy Guidance | NPPF | NPPG | Smarter Guidance

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