Publications

Please find below a list of blogs, news items, papers and publications related to Ecosulis and the rewilding and restoration space.

Implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 09/30/2013
The deadline for submitting written evidence to the common agricultural policy inquiry is Wednesday 9 October 2013. It is hoped that the feedback received from farmers and communities involved in environmental issues will look at the CAP and assess its potential environmental impact.

Health And Value Of Bees And Other Pollinators

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 09/30/2013
It remains to be seen whether it is possible to reverse the decline of bees and other pollinators. However, recent research suggests that it is possible to boost the population of pollinators and in turn improve the environment.

Ecological Consultant Perspectives - what else lives in bat boxes?

Posted by Michael Williams on 08/07/2013
Ecological consultants often recommend installing bat boxes as mitigation for lost roosts or as “biodiversity enhancing” features. But bats are not the only animals that use them.

The Decrease of Bees is Affecting Cider Production!

Posted by Natalie Cross on 07/22/2013
The Cider industry is reliant on bees to pollinate their apple trees but beekeepers are warning that if the current trend in the decrease of bees continues apple harvest, and consequently cider production, could be greatly affected.

Create a Wildlife-Friendly Garden

Posted by Natalie Cross on 07/22/2013
Increase biodiversity and beauty in the garden!

GLOBE Natural Capital Summit Report- Environment legislation

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 06/24/2013
The GLOBE Natural Capital Legislation Study covering 8 countries will be formally launched in the German Parliament, the Bundestag, by Pavan Sukhdev, Special Advisor and Head of UNEP's Green Economy Initiative.

Evaluating threats to soil biodiversity

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 06/24/2013
There is a lack of baseline data regarding soil biodiversity, which means that it is almost  impossible to determine what impact pressures such as climate change, agricultural  intensification or soil erosion are having on soil species. However, the little evidence that  does exist, for example from studies of mushroom species, suggests that the current rapid  rate of extinction of species living above the ground is mirrored below ground.

Worrying decline of UK species - State of Nature Report

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 05/28/2013
The new State of Nature report outlines the fact that far more species are declining than increasing in the UK, including many of our favourite species. Some are even faced with extinction. 

Adding Biodiversity to Renewable Energy Schemes

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) ACIEEM on 05/23/2013
Renewable energy schemes are controversial, and usually require a range of ecology surveys. There is a lot of scope to incorporate ecological enhancements within renewable energy schemes and increase opportunities for wildlife.

Great crested newt licensing process has been simplified

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 05/23/2013
Natural England has improved its current regulation system for great crested newt licensing, by simplifying the process  in a move designed to see more newt licence applications receiving a licence on first submission of the application.

Natura 2000 network worth €300bn a year

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) ACIEEM on 04/15/2013
One of the most important European networks of protected wildlife sites has been valued at €300bn a year.

Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management

Posted by Suzi Day on 04/12/2013
Members of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management have now successfully  petitioned Her Majesty the Queen for a Royal Charter.