Publications

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

Ecosulis launches Tech Challenge

Posted by Daniel Allen on 02/19/2019
With the aim of advancing rewilding-related technology in the United Kingdom, and introducing new blood into the field of rewilding, Ecosulis is thrilled to announce the launch of our first ever Rewilding Tech Challenge, with a first prize of £5000.  

Ecosulis wins high-profile awards for innovative BQC app

Posted by Daniel Allen on 02/19/2019
Ecosulis's innovative BQC app is used by an increasingly broad spectrum of clients  (as well as company employees) to measure changes in biodiversity quality, delivering value and improving conservation outcomes at a growing range of sites across the United Kingdom. The app's groundbreaking nature was recently recognised with two awards.    

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? 

A Wild Trip to Scotland: Rewilding in Action

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. 

Water Vole Mitigation Guidance – Displacement or Relocation?

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.

A Great Start to the Year for our Habitat Creation Team!

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.

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!