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Posted by: Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 08/11/2012

Anyone applying for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) in England and Wales needs to provide an evidence plan. These are the main requirements of the newly amended Habitats Regultations. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Habitats Directive | NSIPs

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Posted by: Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 08/11/2012

As of 16th August 2012, the regulations concerning the protection of habitats and species of wild birds have changed. The aim of the amendments to the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010 is “To help preserve, maintain and re-establish habitats for wild birds.”

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bird habitat | special conservation orders

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) AIEEM on 01/05/2012

Biodiversity offsetting is becoming increasingly popular as a viable mitigation technique for developments. Local Planning Authorities are also developing quantitative techniques to establish the correct level of off-setting for developments at the planning stage.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Biodiversity offsetting | DEFRA | NPPF | Planning

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) AIEEM on 16/04/2012

Following feedback from experts in the field and authored by professionals, the Bat Conservation Trust has updated the "Bat Surveys: Good Practice Guidelines". In line with the latest evidence and best practice the second edition includes new chapters and content, with revised advice and guidance

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat surveys | Bats | Wind Farms

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) AIEEM on 13/04/2012

The biodiversity Planning Toolkit is a new online resource for anyone involved in the design and planning process. This blog summarises its features and how it can be used to inform development design.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat surveys | Bats | biodiversity | Biodiversity Planning Toolkit | Planning

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Posted by: Suzi Day on 14/03/2012

Nigel Brooke-Smith, an Ecology MSc student at Bath Spa university, analysed Ecosulis Great Crested Newt survey data from 2010 and 2011.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: great crested newt survey | Habitat Suitability Index | Natural England

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) ACIEEM on 07/03/2012

Are you ready?! It’s that time of year again; the first frogs are spotted in garden ponds and ecologists begin to think about donning their waders in preparation for the great crested newt survey season.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: great crested newt survey

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Posted by: Marina Martin BSc on 27/02/2012

Ecosulis pass into the third stage of the tender process for a prestigious Natural England SSSI Contract

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Invertebrate survey | Natural England | Public Service Agreement | Research and Development

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Posted by: Michael Williams - AIEEM BSc (Hons) on 07/12/2011

Winter is a great time to undertake and plan for a range of ecological surveys. Careful consideration of ecological surveys can help with efficient project programming and avoid potentially costly delays at planning and construction phases of development

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: badger | bat | bird | vegetation clearance | Winter surveys

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Posted by: James Tristram BSc (Hons) on 30/11/2011

Bat dropping DNA analysis can prove essential for the differentiation of the more cryptic species, having an impact on future mitigation and management and could significantly reduce delays and costs associated with further bat surveys.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat licence | bat mitigation | bat surveys | Bats | DNA analysis | Winter surveys

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