Blogs

A chronological list of blogs relating to Ecosulis and the rewilding and restoration space.

Recovering Nature Series: a focus on trophic species

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 02/01/2019
Nature in the United Kingdom is in decline. Populations of priority species have decreased by more than 60% since the 1970s, and there is no evidence of a reversal in this trend. UK landscapes are under more pressure than ever to deliver housing, infrastructure and food. Several species, including once common animals such as the European hedgehog, are in danger of disappearing forever. We need to ensure that policy and conservation methods protect the best of the biodiversity that we have left within the UK. But we also need to restore the habitats, species and biodiversity that we have lost in recent years. Climate change is the next big threat to our species and habitats, and we are currently in a poor position to mitigate its impact.

Evaluating biodiversity – how does the Defra Metric measure up?

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 02/01/2019
Defra are looking to release an upgraded biodiversity impact calculator - the Defra Biodiversity Metric - to assist with the quantitative assessment of net gain and no net loss. Yet its failure to assess biodiversity means Ecosulis remains one step ahead. Sara King, Our Biodiversity Assessment Specialist, provides a summary in this article.

Rewilding, people and agriculture

Posted by Vance Russell on 11/26/2018
Vance Russell, Biodiversity Lead at Ecosulis, talks about the growing (and heartening) crossover between communities, farming and wild nature.

The road to recovery

Posted by Dr Paul Jepson on 11/18/2018
Now is the perfect time to take the next step in UK conservation. Paul Jepson, Nature Recovery Lead at Ecosulis, explains why. 

The relevance of rewilding

Posted by Vance Russell on 11/18/2018
Efforts to restore wild nature benefit both people and the planet. Vance Russell, Biodiversity Lead at Ecosulis, explains how. 

Nature and human health

Posted by Tamzin Wood on 10/26/2016
The link between man, nature and our health goes back millenia but do we still take it for granted? 

Ecosulis Supporting Hedgehog Awareness Week!

Posted by Annie Hatt BSc (Hons) on 05/06/2016
Members of the Ecosulis Consulting Team are supporting Hedgehog Awareness Week, by promoting hedgehogs and encouraging others to do the same, showing you how easy it is to get involved! 

Crested Newt Hybridization in UK

Posted by Annie Hatt on 07/21/2015
Although long term effects in the UK are hard to identify, the introduction of the Italian great crested newt along with the hybridization of the two species is sure to have a detrimental effect on our already declining great crested newt populations.

Entering Ecosulis

Posted by Annie Hatt on 06/22/2015
Entering the world of Ecosuils seemed like a daunting task when I stepped into the office in early June as a brand new member of the team. 

Fundamentals of Reedbed Establishment

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 05/12/2015
Ecosulis summarise the factors can have catastrophic impacts upon the success of reedbed establishment and emphasise that reedbed establishment should be based on very specific local considerations and expert knowledge.

Biodiversity Valuation and No Net Loss CPD

Posted by Sarah Booley on 04/07/2015
As part of our programme of Continued Professional Development (CPD) presentations Ecosulis has been speaking to clients about biodiversity valuation and No Net Loss

Biodiversity provides inspiration for technical advances

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