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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) and Dr Alan Feest PhD FCIWEM MIEEM PGCE on 31/01/2011

Ecosulis is pleased to announce that Dr Alan Feest, our Scientific Advisor, has been appointed as biodiversity representative to the European Commission for the European Water Association (EWA). Alan will contribute to the Expert Network in Water, Marine and Biodiversity which is being set up by the European Commission

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Categories: Company News
Tags: Birds Directive | European Commission Water | European Water Association | Habitats Directive | Water Framework Directive

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Posted by: Julian Burchby on 31/01/2011

This blog introduces the BIG TREE PLANT which will allocate £4.2 million over the next four years to encourage planting in the UK, in association with national tree planting organisations and local groups.

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Categories: Habitat Creation
Tags: Planting Applications | Tree Planting | Woodland Grants

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Posted by: Hannah Maben - BSc (Hons) MIEEM on 27/01/2011

This two-part Blog considers the practical implications of water vole and the protection it is afforded in respect to works affecting aquatic habitat, be it conservation, maintenance, management or development works. Part 2 of this Blog considers the displacement method in more detail, which is Ecosulis’s preferred method of mitigation where water voles are present and avoidance is not possible.

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Categories: Habitat Creation
Tags: Aquatic Habitats | Fencing | habitat creation | Water Vole

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Posted by: Hannah Maben - BSc (Hons) MIEEM on 27/01/2011

This two-part Blog considers the practical implications of water vole and the protection it is afforded in respect to works affecting aquatic habitat, be it conservation, maintenance, management or development works. Part 1 provides a brief background to the legislation affording protection to water vole and its habitat, water vole ecology and the broad process in terms of considering this species when planning works including licensing.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Aquatic Habitats | Ecological Mitigation | Water Vole

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) on 24/01/2011

Japanese knotweed is often the first invasive non-native species that our clients are familiar with. However, there are currently 56 invasive non-native plant species and 69 non-native animal species listed on Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) in the UK. Invasive non-native species spread easily and are usually difficult to control. It is estimated by Defra that non-native species cost the UK around £2 billion a year, and they can have a significant impact on development and infrastructure projects. Ecosulis can provide a range of advice and experience for surveying and controlling a range of non-native invasive plant species, including Japanese knotweed, Indian balsam and giant hogweed

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Categories: Habitat Creation
Tags: Himalayan balsam | Invasive plant species | Japanese knotweed

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Posted by: Hannah Maben - BSc (Hons) MIEEM on 19/01/2011

Ecosulis held an internal Blog writing competition in November 2010 and we would love your help in choosing a winner! All you need to do to participate is to read the Blogs and select your three favourite using the following links...

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Categories: Company News
Tags: countryside management blog | ecology blog | ecosulis | Ecosulis Blog | environmental blog | research and development blog

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Posted by: Mike Williams BSc (Hons) AIEEM on 17/01/2011

In June 2008 Ecosulis discovered the first known colony of the ant Lasius emarginatus in mainland Britain. This blog provides an update regarding the status of the colony.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Invertebrate survey | Lasius emarginatus | River Survey

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Posted by: Hannah Maben - BSc (Hons) MIEEM on 14/01/2011

Developments that are likely to significantly affect a badger groups territory (for example direct habitat loss or severance) or cannot avoid damage or destruction of an important sett are likely to require baitmarking surveys to inform mitigation. This Ecosulis Blog considers when baitmarking is necessary and outlines the process involved in completing this work, including an outline of the timing implications associated with seasonal constraints, the planning system and licensing process in respect to badgers.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: badger | badger licence | badger mitigation | badger sett creation | badger survey

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Posted by: James Tristram BSc (Hons) on 14/01/2011

2010 saw an end to a long term mitigation strategy designed and implemented by Ecosulis. The consultancy team were pleased to report back positive results for the scheme which saw an overall 50% rise in the great crested newt population since monitoring began.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Ecological Mitigation | great crested newt conservation | Great Crested Newts | Magna Park | newt survey

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Posted by: Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 14/01/2011

Reptile fencing and newt fencing projects can be undertaken at any time of the year. As a company we have installed over 200,000m of fencing and have 20 years experience using a variety of methods

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Categories: Habitat Creation
Tags: Great crested newt Fencing | Reptile Fence

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