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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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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) AIEEM on 08/11/2012

Some top tips on how to enhance schemes. Continued from Landscape and Urban Design for Wildlife (Part I)

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Categories: Habitat Creation
Tags: bat mitigation | bat surveys | habitat creation

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) AIEEM on 08/11/2012

New guidelines have been published by the Bat Conservation Trust relating to Landscape and Urban Design.

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Categories: Habitat Creation
Tags: bat mitigation | bat surveys | habitat creation

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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: 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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Posted by: Jo Neville CEnv MIEEM BSc on 31/10/2011

Halloween is here and it seems that bats are everywhere, but most of those not made of plastic are likely to be finding places to get safely tucked up for the winter, hibernating in buildings, caves and trees across the country. But whilst you carve your pumpkin and don your witch’s hat, spare a thought for our little sleepy friends. They are often misunderstood, and many an hour of consultant’s time is spent explaining that they are not half as scary or problematic as people think!

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat surveys | Bats | Halloween

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) on 03/10/2011

Over the summer Ecosulis has undertaken suveys for badger, invasive species, water vole and otter, great crested newt larvae and bats as well as undertaken on-going management and maintenance. The results have been positive, with wildlife thriving alongside the Wichelstowe development.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: badger survey | bat surveys | Ecology | Great Crested Newts | Himalayan balsam | monitoring

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Posted by: Hannah Maben - BSc (Hons) MIEEM on 26/08/2011

Natural England has recently raised concern regarding works affecting bats and their roosts being undertaken without the appropriate mitigation licence. So when is a mitigation licence required and when is a precautionary method of working appropriate?

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

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Posted by: Hannah Maben - BSc (Hons) MIEEM on 17/08/2011

Following recent case law it has become clear that Local Planning Authorities must be satisfied that favourable conservation status of European Protected Species can be maintained before granting planning permission. This blog considers what should be considered pre-planning in respect to bats.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat mitigation | bat surveys | Bats | case law | Planning

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