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Today the rewilding and restoration space is characterised by an ever-growing number of inspirational stories, from Ecosulis's own projects through to the efforts of businesses, NGOs, academics, politicians and ordinary citizens across the globe. Here we present a selection of the latest and greatest.

Ecosulis?!!! Where on earth did they get the name?!!!

Posted by on 09/09/2011
A potted history of our transition from Conservation Consultancy Ltd to Ecosulis Ltd

Community Renewables - Project Development

Posted by Rod Ellison on 09/05/2011
Further to our recent blog on localism and comunity rebewables we write further on the broader process of developing a project.

Bat Mitigation Licence vs Precautionary Method of Working

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

Summary of Biodiversity Strategy for England

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 08/23/2011
The England Biodiversity Strategy includes a commitment to “to halt overall biodiversity loss, support healthy well-functioning ecosystems and establish coherent ecological networks, with more and better places for nature for the benefit of wildlife and people.” The Strategy sets out four key outcomes that will be achieved through a series of priority actions categorised into four areas. A summary of each of these has been provided.

Ecosulis join BAM Construction in their support of Barnardo’s Charity

Posted by Suzi Day on 08/22/2011
Ecosulis support BAM Construction raise £200,000 over the next two years.

Demonstrating the Maintenance of Favourable Conservation Status

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

Biodiversity Enhancements for New Builds

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) on 08/15/2011
Biodiversity enhancements within developments are becoming increasingly important, with Local Planning Authorities and BREEAM assessors requesting ecological features to be incorporated within developments, including new builds. Natural England protected species licences also usually require ecological enhancements to be incorporated within the development design. With consideration at the design stage, such features can be easily incoporated at low cost.

Hedgehog Rescue

Posted by Michael Williams - AIEEM BSc (Hons) on 08/15/2011
Attempted rescue of a young hedgehog in Bath and advice on what to do if you find an injured or unwell hedgehog

Top Tips to Avoid Planning Delays Relating to Bats

Posted by Hannah Maben - BSc (Hons) MIEEM on 08/12/2011
Recent case law relating to European Protected Species has resulted in a notable change in the level of information relating to bats being required before many Local Planning Authorities across England and Wales will either register or determine a planning application. Here are some top tips to consider when submitting a planning application to avoid refusal on the grounds of insufficient information relating to bats.

Taylor Wimpey and Ecosulis Biodiversity Success in Woking

Posted by Hannah Maben - BSc (Hons) MIEEM on 08/12/2011
Ecosulis was appointed by Taylor Wimpey to provide ecological consultancy and contracting support for a housing development in Woking. This is a summary of how Ecosulis assisted Taylor Wimpey in securing planning and enabling construction, maintaining favourable conservation status of protected species and providing biodiversity gain.

Ecosulis in Parliament!

Posted by Jo Neville CEnv MIEEM BSc on 08/05/2011
Following an invitation for Ecosulis to be part of the newly created All Party Parliamentary Group for Biodiversity, we attended the launch of the group at the House of Commons on 19 July 2011. Managing to avoid the crowds and the custard pies being launched at Rupert Murdoch next door the afternoon was very successful and bodes well for promoting biodiversity issues at the heart of decision making....

Green Roofing Update

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 08/04/2011
Growing network of Verdant Blanket expands while Ecosulis introduce a new product line - Pocket Habitat.