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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 13/03/2014

Great crested newts sometimes get bad press as ‘expensive’, and a widespread nuisance, not a rare protected species. This blog aims to provide some further information about this species to ensure that they are not a hassle for your development scheme.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: ecological consultancy | Ecological Consultant | ecological consultants | great crested newt survey

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Posted by: Michael Williams - MCIEEM BSc (Hons) on 13/03/2014

Trees are great for invertebrates, we’re often told – but where are they all? Almost all trees have invertebrates living on them somewhere, but the number of species, different species and what they use them for depends on a variety of factors, including tree species, age, height, fungal growth and the presence of certain features, such as rot holes and crevices. Almost anywhere on a tree can provide a home or a food source to invertebrates.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: ecological consultancy | Ecological Consultant | ecological consultants | Invertebrate Surveys

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) ACIEEM on 05/02/2014

Funding habitat creation and enhancements within areas known to support great crested newts could be a more effective use of resources for their long-term conservation.

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Categories: Habitat Creation
Tags: Great crested newt Fencing | great crested newt mitigation

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Posted by: Michael Williams - MCIEEM BSc (Hons) on 04/02/2014

Two diseases are threatening our British amphibian fauna, including the great crested newt. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: ecological consultancy | great crested newt survey

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Posted by: Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 20/01/2014

Dr Alan Feest helps advance Ecosulis's ecological consultancy and research and development capability by obtaining one of the first Chartered Ecologist awards. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Biodiversity Measurement | Biodiversity offsetting | ecological consultancy | Ecological Consultant | ecological consultants | habitat creation

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Posted by: Marc Anderton on 13/01/2014

The ringing and survey of birds provides invaluable information about population changes and dynamics. Its also an important hobby for ornithology enthusiasts. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Bird Surveys | winter bird surveys | Wintering Migratory Birds

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) ACIEEM on 29/10/2013

Natural capital is directly linked to Ecosystem services, which is the value of ecosystems on economies, society and biodiversity. It is important to consider the overall value of green spaces and natural, habitats not just to biodiversity but to flood alleviation, recreation and food production to name a few.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Biodiversity Measurement | ecological consultancy | Ecosystem Services | natural capital

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Posted by: Michael Williams on 29/10/2013

Oil Beetles discovered in the Bristol region by our enthusiastic invertebrate specialists. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: invertebrate specialists | Invertebrate survey | Invertebrate Surveys

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Posted by: Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 30/09/2013

while it is important to make people more aware of biodiversity issues it is also vital that they are given the right advice and guidance in order to ensure that their involvement has the best possible positive impact on the environment. A recent publication by Defra contributes to this debate to encourage people to habe the highest level of concern for the environment and to become actively involved. 

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Categories: Biodiversity Research
Tags: biodiversity 2020 | biodiversity valuation | human health | people and biodiversity

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Posted by: Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 30/09/2013

It can be difficult to assess where habitat creation and restoration will be beneficial and most effective. The aim of Biodiversity 2020 is to increase priority habitats around the country by at least 200,000 ha. This should be achieved by  habitat restoration and also habitat creation to reverse the decline in protected/notable species populations, and encouraging biodiversity.

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Categories: Habitat Creation
Tags: habitat creation | habitat restoration | Nature Improvement Areas

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