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Posted by Dr Paul Jepson on 8/10/2019

 

The UK's national parks were created as part of progressive policy to reimagine our national identity after empire. Seventy years on, it is time to rethink their meaning and purpose.

 

New pastoralism and natural asset thinking could revitalise the UK's national parks.

 

Time for change

Posted by Daniel Allen on 8/10/2019

 

The recently released Glover Review calls for radical changes in the way England's underperforming national parks are managed. Those changes should be based on the comprehensive and cutting edge assessment of both biodiversity and people.    

 

Snowdonia National Park. Photo: Daniel Allen

 

Seizing the moment

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 27/09/2019

 

Sara King, the Ecosulis Biodiversity Assessment Specialist, recently attended the Scotland Big Picture Rewilding Conference. She was inspired by what she heard and saw.

 

The phrase "thinking like a mountain" was coined by American writer and philosopher Aldo Leopold - it encourages us to take a holistic view of entire ecosystems and their interconnectedness.

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Posted by Dr Paul Jepson on 12/09/2019

 

A new scientific paper reveals the huge value-generating potential of Brazilian protected areas. As the first high-profile application of the Natural Asset Framework, the analysis has worldwide implications.    

 

Protected Areas - both in Brazil and across the world - could generate far more value for both nature and people. Image: Daniel Allen

 

Framework first

Posted by Dr Paul Jepson on 28/08/2019

 

This article by Dr. Paul Jepson first appeared on The freshwater blog on August 16, 2019.

 

Power washing canoes and kayaks after use can help remove fragments of invasive plant species and control their spread

between water bodies. Image: Paul Jepson

 

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Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 21/08/2019

There are now calls to plant a trillion trees to combat climate change. We shouldn't forget that such reforestation could (and should) enhance biodiversity as well.     

Complemented by emissions cuts, reforestation has been touted as a potential solution (or partial solution) to climate change, thanks to its ability to sequester carbon. But it is important to ensure that the forests which are planted not only store carbon, but benefit biodiversity too.

Posted by Daniel Allen on 12/08/2019

 

The London-based team took the contest's £5000 prize with their proposal for an automated mink eradication device. Ecosulis will now collaborate with Citizen Zoo to develop their concept further.   

 

Scalable system

A proposal for an automated mink eradication device has helped Citizen Zoo win the inaugural Ecosulis Tech Contest. The first prize of £5000 was awarded to the team at the beginning of August.

 

Posted by Suzi Cross on 1/08/2019

 

Changes to workplace practice at Ecosulis have led to measurable improvements in wellness, bringing benefits to both employees and the company.  

 

 

A new commitment

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Posted by Daniel Allen on 31/07/2019

 

A growing body of evidence suggests that interaction with nature can boost health and wellness and improve quality of life. At Ecosulis, Biodiversity and Health is one of our core services.

 

 

Well well well

Many of us already know that a stroll in the woods or along a beach can stimulate feelings of calmness and contentment. Being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear and stress.

 

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