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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 26/01/2015

Natural England have recently changed their licensing process, which is now more stringent and requires an increased level of detail. The following information aims to give a clear summary of what is required. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat licence | Bat Low Impact Licence | bat mitigation | bat surveys | Bats | horseshoe bats

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Posted by: Michael Williams - MCIEEM BSc (Hons) on 20/01/2015

Recent research shows that Europe’s four large carnivore species – wolves, brown bear, lynxes and wolverines – can co-exist with humans.

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Categories: Biodiversity Research
Tags: biodiversity valuation | large carnivores | rewilding

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 20/01/2015

Ecosulis attended the 2015 Oxford University Biosymposium which focused on the functions and values of biodiversity. The symposium presented several viewpoints on this topic, from biologists to chemists and economists, to deliver a holistic viewpoint of the role of biodiversity. In addition, lively debates followed on how to use information and viewpoints to conserve and improve biodiversity. The key message that I have taken from the symposium is that we have a lot of viewpoints and data from a range of projects and that still too many disciplines are operating in silos. However, there is now an urgency to establish a way to implement these ideals to make a difference to our biodiversity, because we cannot live without nature and therefore it is right to value it. 

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Categories: Biodiversity Research
Tags: Biodiversity Indicators | Biodiversity Measurement | Biodiversity Quality Calculator | BQC | Ecological Functions | Ecosystem Services

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Posted by: Marc Anderton on 05/12/2014

There are a few ways of surveying for dormouse which include nest searches, hair tube surveys, live traps and dormouse nest boxes.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Dormouse | dormouse surveys | ecological consultancy | ecological consultants

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 03/11/2014

Natural England is looking to planning a new development bat licence. The Bat Low Impact Licence is designed to simplify the licensing of certain bat projects. The licence would streamline licence applications for schemes that have a low impact on bat roosts. Savings to developers during the initial trial are estimated to be over £180,000 and 444 weeks saved in possible delays to development.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat licence | Bat Low Impact Licence | bat mitigation | bat surveys

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 31/10/2014

Ecosulis attended the Bristol University Internship Career’s Fair on 30 October 2014. The aim of the fair is to assist environmental and science students with their chosen career, and to offer placements to give potential ecologists relevant work experience and also to strengthen our collaborations with the University. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: biodiversity | Coexist | Collaboration | Health | Innovation

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Posted by: Dr Alan Feest PhD CEco FCIWEM MIEEM PGCE on 29/10/2014

Alan Feest joined the second plenary session of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, which has the aim of assessing the state of the planet's biodiversity, its ecosystems and the essential services they provide to society.

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Categories: Biodiversity Research
Tags: Biodiversity Indicators | Biodiversity Measurement | Ecosystem Services | rewilding

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Posted by: Michael Williams - MCIEEM BSc (Hons) on 28/10/2014

With news of further reintroduction sites around the country, is it possible that the Large Blue will once again be found in the “hills near Bath”? 

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Categories: Biodiversity Research
Tags: butterfly biodiversity | butterfly conservation | butterfly survey | rewilding

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 10/10/2014

Everyone knows that fresh air is good for you, and escaping to wide open green spaces or the coast has health benefits. A recent study by the Institute of Health Equality highlights the growing evidence that green spaces benefit our health and wellbeing.

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Categories: Biodiversity Research
Tags: Green Infrastructure | Green Space | Greenspace | human health | wellbeing

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Posted by: Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 03/10/2014

Natural England have created a new tool that measures Impact Risk Zones for Sites of Special Scientific Interest that will benefit developers when undertaking impact assessments for proposed construction works. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Biodiversity offsetting | ecological consultancy | Impact Assessment

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