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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.

Rewilding Week: Focus on Bears and Bison

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 11/27/2015
Rewilding is gaining momentum in the UK and Geographical magazine is covering numerous stories, including two written by Cain Blythe (MD of Ecosulis Ltd) and Daniel Allen (Photojournalist).

Pioneering Rapid Ecological Assessment Launched

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 11/24/2015
Ecosulis are now offering a Pioneering Pre-Acquisition Rapid Risk Assessment to allow an initial site assessment to be made at the pre-acquisition stage. Ecology can have timing constraints and constraints to layouts, therefore it is important to engage with an ecologist at an early stage. Our rapid risk assessment can provide an initial assessment based on a desktop study, to aid with the pre-acquisition process before site access can be obtained.  

The Secret to Rewilding Predators

Posted by Annie Hatt on 11/24/2015
Rewilding is never a straight forward process, however, when planned and implemented effectively it can provide great benefits to the local ecosystem and community. When rewilding or reintroducing predators, however, it seems the benefits to local communities can sometimes be less obvious. 

Ecological Consultancy Internship with Ecosulis

Posted by Alice Chaimberlain on 11/02/2015
Each year our ecological consultancy department take on a few lucky interns to help out with our busy survey season. Here Alice Chamberlain shares her experiences. 

Beavers not linked to flooding in Alyth, Scotland

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 10/22/2015
Beavers often get bad press for being the cause of flooding, and this is one of the key factors affecting the decision of whether to reintroduce beavers to Britain’s waterways. Heavy rain has caused flooding in Alyth Burn in Scotland, and many theories have linked this flooding to the presence of beavers in the area. However, evidence demonstrates that this was not the case. 

Is Britain Becoming a Wilder Place?

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 07/28/2015
Does the launch of Rewilding Britain mean that our island nation is becoming a wilder place once again? 

Crested Newt Hybridization in UK

Posted by Annie Hatt on 07/21/2015
Although long term effects in the UK are hard to identify, the introduction of the Italian great crested newt along with the hybridization of the two species is sure to have a detrimental effect on our already declining great crested newt populations.

Entering Ecosulis

Posted by Annie Hatt on 06/22/2015
Entering the world of Ecosuils seemed like a daunting task when I stepped into the office in early June as a brand new member of the team. 

Fundamentals of Reedbed Establishment

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 05/12/2015
Ecosulis summarise the factors can have catastrophic impacts upon the success of reedbed establishment and emphasise that reedbed establishment should be based on very specific local considerations and expert knowledge.

Biodiversity Valuation and No Net Loss CPD

Posted by Sarah Booley on 04/07/2015
As part of our programme of Continued Professional Development (CPD) presentations Ecosulis has been speaking to clients about biodiversity valuation and No Net Loss

Devon Beaver Update : Here to Stay

Posted by Sarah Booley on 03/30/2015
300 years after being wiped out in Britain our native beavers are a step closer to making a comeback as a family that have been living in Devon are shown to be disease free and so will be allowed to stay.  

Biodiversity provides inspiration for technical advances

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 02/26/2015
Technology and biodiversity are two concepts that are usually viewed as polar opposites.  However, the source of technical advances are often inspired from the natural world. A recent example is the discovery that limpets’ teeth consist of the strongest biological material ever tested.