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Posted by: Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 28/02/2013

The process of getting a bat licence to undertake roost visits and disturb or handle bats for conservation or ecological consultancy purposes, has recently been altered to ensure greater clarity between licence types and the introduction of a class system.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat licence | bat surveys | ecological consultancy | ecological consultants

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Posted by: Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 25/02/2013

Built developments and mineral extraction can bring social benefits. However, if developments decrease biodiversity there could be a net loss of human well-being. Planning policy is devolved and a new POSTnote sets out how the information on impacts of proposed developments on biodiversity is given to planners in England. It also summarises approaches to enhance biodiversity and avoid, mitigate and compensate for negative impacts.

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

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Posted by: Michael Williams on 12/02/2013

The wasp spider is a large species that has increased in range over the last few decades

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

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) AIEEM on 30/01/2013

As great crested newt survey season approaches, we ask what is so ‘great’ about great crested newts? And why do they always seem to cause delays and additional expense to development programmes?

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: great crested newt survey

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) AIEEM on 23/01/2013

We all know the benefits of enjoying the countryside and fresh air. Now a tool has been developed to illustrate the link between human health and natural habitats

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Access to Nature | ecological consultancy | human health

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Posted by: Michael Williams on 21/01/2013

Butterfly Conservation have recently published a report on their work with landscape conservation for butterflies and moths, detailing some of their major successes with endangered species such as Marsh Fritillary.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: butterfly conservation | butterfly survey | marsh fritillary

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) AIEEM on 18/01/2013

Great crested newts on your development site can sometimes be seen as an inconvenience and a problem. But, handled in the right way they don’t have to be, and can add value to your development.

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

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Posted by: Michael Williams on 10/01/2013

Ecological surveys can often require specialist knowledge, however when it comes to invertebrate surveys there is often so much to consider. Here are a few pointers to help you with your survey requirements. 

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

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Posted by: Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 08/01/2013

The Wiltshire Council Ecological Consultancy Framework brings the Ecosulis total to five framework agreements within a space of twelve months. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: ecological consultancy | ecological consultants

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) AIEEM on 10/12/2012

The UK has experienced the wettest summer for 100 years, with recent flooding affecting the whole country. This wet weather has meant that conditions have been difficult for a number of species, particularly bats, and is likely to result in a difficult winter. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat surveys | great crested newt survey

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