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Posted by: Sarah Booley on 07/04/2015

As part of our programme of Continued Professional Development (CPD) presentations Ecosulis has been speaking to clients about biodiversity valuation and No Net Loss

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Categories: Biodiversity Research
Tags: biodiversity | biodiversity 2020 | Biodiversity Indicators | Biodiversity Measurement | Biodiversity offsetting | BQC | habitat valuation | no net loss

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Posted by: Sarah Booley on 30/03/2015

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.  

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: beaver | biodiversity | Devon | ecological consultancy | rewilding

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 26/02/2015

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.  

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Tags: biodiversity | Innovation | Innovative

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 26/02/2015

Rewilding is an increasingly popular concept which involves restoring large areas back to their natural state, and the reintroduction of species that have recently been extinct. A recent study in the Velebit Mountains, located close to a Rewilding Europe site, has indicated that rewiding is welcomed by local communities.

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Categories: Biodiversity Research
Tags: beaver | bison | ecotourism | lynx | people and biodiversity | rewilding

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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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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat licence | bat surveys | Bats | Bats in trees | climb and inspect | Tree Climbing

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Posted by: Suzi Day and Cain Blythe on 17/02/2015

After 25 years in business, Ecosulis shares some of the secrets of its success as the most experienced ecological consultancy and contractor in the UK. 

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Categories: Company News
Tags: biodiversity | Coexist | Collaboration | ecological consultancy | habitat creation | Health | Innovation

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 09/02/2015

Bristol has been awarded European Green Capital for 2015, and has launched its programme to celebrate this. Features range from recycling initiatives to sustainable architecture and biodiversity. Ecosulis have a range of core values, including increasing biodiversity, rewilding and improving health through enhancing green spaces. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: biodiversity | Biodiversity Indicators | Biodiversity Quality Calculator | Green | Green Space | Greenspace

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 09/02/2015

The National Planning Policy Framework requires all schemes to show an ecological enhancement. This can sometimes cause problems when designing masterplans especially if layouts have been fixed before ecological input is sought. We have provided a summary of easy wins and dos/don’ts when designing your development layout. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Biodiversity offsetting | Biodiversity Planning Toolkit | National Planning Policy Framework | National Planning Policy Guidance

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Posted by: Frances Bennett on 05/02/2015

For the 2015 survey season Ecosulis have plans to provide eDNA testing of ponds for presence and absence of Great Crested Newts. eDNA, or environmental DNA, testing is ideal for developers with a long lead time on projects who are looking to scope out potential great crested newt populations and give full consideration to ecological requirements within the scheme, particularly those with multiple ponds. 

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Categories: Biodiversity Research
Tags: eDNA | Great Crested Newt | great crested newt conservation | great crested newt survey

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 30/01/2015

There is an increasing optimism throughout Europe with the concept of rewilding that can benefit people as well as biodiversity. With an approval from Natural England to release beavers into the wild in England, this exciting approach takes a significant step forward. 

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Categories: Biodiversity Research
Tags: Aquatic Habitats | biodiversity | Biodiversity offsetting | European Protected Species | habitat restoration | rewilding

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