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Posted by: Annie Hatt BSc (Hons) on 06/04/2016

In March this year I was lucky enough to be enrolled on a Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue course at Bridgwater College, Cannington. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat mitigation | bat surveys | Bats | Bats in trees | ecological consultancy | Ecological Consultant | ecological consultants | ecological consulting | ecological contracting | Tree Climbing

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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: 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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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) 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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Tags: bat surveys | Bats | Halloween

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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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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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Tags: bat mitigation | bat surveys | Bats | case law | Planning

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