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Posted by: Ecosulis Consulting Team on 03/02/2016

The Third Edition of the Bat Conservation Trust Good Practice Guidelines (sponsored by Ecosulis) have just been released. Here is an overview of what you need to know, and how it may affect your upcoming projects.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Bat Conservation Trust | bat licence | Bat Low Impact Licence | bat mitigation | bat surveys | Bats in trees | BS42020 | Core Sustenance Zones

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Posted by: Sarah Booley on 22/01/2016

Natural England have provided some tips as to how to improve your chances of securing a European Protected Species licence first time, including those relating to bats and newts... 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat licence | Bat Low Impact Licence | bat mitigation | ecological consultancy | Ecological Mitigation | eDNA | EPS licence | European Protected Species | European Protected Species Licence | GCN licence | great crested newt mitigation | great crested newt survey

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Posted by: Annie Hatt on 13/01/2016

A study on the economic and ecological importance of bats to farmers, found the loss of bat species in North America could lead to agricultural losses in the region of US $3.7bn each year. Bats are known to provide a ‘pest control’ service worth £649m per year globally on corn crops alone. In this enlightening blog, Annie Hatt argues that bats should be seen as pest controllers rather than pests. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat | bat licence | bat mitigation | bat surveys | Bats

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Posted by: Ben Mitchell BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 14/12/2015

This is a review of the current distribution of grey long eared bats in the UK. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat | bat licence | bat mitigation | bat surveys | long eared bats

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Posted by: Marc Anderton on 17/02/2015

Ecosulis tree climbers climb over 90 trees in Preston, Lancashire, undertaking a climb and inspect bat survey. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat licence | bat surveys | Bats | Bats in trees | climb and inspect | Tree Climbing

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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: 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: Marc Anderton on 15/09/2014

Priory Farm, a successful example of lesser horseshoe bat mitigation. 

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Categories: Ecological Contracting
Tags: bat licence | bat mitigation | bat surveys | ecological consultancy | ecological contracting | horseshoe bats

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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: 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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