Today the rewilding and restoration space is characterised by an ever-growing number of inspirational stories, from Ecosulis's own projects through to the efforts of businesses, NGOs, academics, politicians and ordinary citizens across the globe. Here we present a selection of the latest and greatest.
Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 07/20/2016
It is much easier to see how rewilding can be achieved in Scotland, with its mountains, huge lochs and large open spaces and woodlands. I recently spent a weekend in Scotland, searching for beavers, osprey and pine martens. I also learnt about conflict between some reintroductions and how these are being managed.
Posted by Emma Northcote-Smith on 06/21/2016
The new Water Vole Mitigation Handbook has been published and includes changes to displacement and relocation methods. Our HCEC team have been helping Oxford University with a project comparing different displacements methods and their effectiveness for water vole mitigation. Our consulting and contracting teams spent a day undertaking water vole training in June.
Posted by James Edwards on 05/06/2016
The start of 2016 has been a busy for the habitat creation team here at Ecosulis. We have been planting a native woodland in Crawley, as part of a large flood alleviation scheme, vegetation clearance for a large housing development in Swindon and wetland maintenance for the Environment Agency in Buckland Marsh.
Posted by Sarah Booley on 03/08/2016
While the full survey period for great crested newts is March to June, don't forget that at least two survey visits need to be completed between mid-April and mid-May. That gives only 2.5 months to get the survey priced, commissioned and completed where GCN are present.
Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 03/04/2016
The British Standard for Biodiversity BS42020 was published in 2013, however it is only just starting to filter into planning applications and is becoming increasing recognised as a standard to adhere to. This blog summarises the benefit of working to the standards.
Posted by Frances Bennett on 02/23/2016
There have been reports of bats and reptiles already active this year as well as amphibians heading towards breeding ponds and even frog-spawn present in ponds around the country. This blog explores the implications of this and lists some of the most frequently encountered early risers!