Blogs

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 21/08/2019

There are now calls to plant a trillion trees to combat climate change. We shouldn't forget that such reforestation could (and should) enhance biodiversity as well.     

Complemented by emissions cuts, reforestation has been touted as a potential solution (or partial solution) to climate change, thanks to its ability to sequester carbon. But it is important to ensure that the forests which are planted not only store carbon, but benefit biodiversity too.

Posted by Daniel Allen on 12/08/2019

 

The London-based team took the contest's £5000 prize with their proposal for an automated mink eradication device. Ecosulis will now collaborate with Citizen Zoo to develop their concept further.   

 

Scalable system

A proposal for an automated mink eradication device has helped Citizen Zoo win the inaugural Ecosulis Tech Contest. The first prize of £5000 was awarded to the team at the beginning of August.

 

Posted by Suzi Cross on 1/08/2019

 

Changes to workplace practice at Ecosulis have led to measurable improvements in wellness, bringing benefits to both employees and the company.  

 

 

A new commitment

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Posted by Daniel Allen on 31/07/2019

 

A growing body of evidence suggests that interaction with nature can boost health and wellness and improve quality of life. At Ecosulis, Biodiversity and Health is one of our core services.

 

 

Well well well

Many of us already know that a stroll in the woods or along a beach can stimulate feelings of calmness and contentment. Being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear and stress.

 

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Posted by Vance Russell on 19/07/2019

 

Today the risk of wildfire is increasing across the United States, particularly in the state of California. In the first of a three-part blog series, Ecosulis Biodiversity Lead Vance Russell and the Environmental Defense Fund's Eric Holst examine the trend, and discuss the difference between a bad fire and a good fire.

 

 

Risk and response

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Posted by Daniel Allen on 11/07/2019

 

Effective conservation demands effective communication. The Ecosulis communications team has recently been engaged by WWF-Scotland, WWF-England and WWF-Cymru, offering strategic advice and generating reports that raised campaign profiles and resonated with a wide range of stakeholders.  

 

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Posted by Daniel Allen on 2/07/2019

 

Scheduled for publication in the autumn, the report will detail how blockchain technologies could shape new ways of restoring nature. As a precursor to this report, a call to action brochure was distributed at the recent Blockchain for Social Impact Conference 2019 in New York.

 

 

Transformative potential

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Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 28/06/2019

Monitoring is usually undertaken as part of a project, however all too often it is not designed to provide information relevant to the questions being asked. If we can’t measure the impact that we are having on biodiversity, then how can we make informed decisions on how to improve it? Even if that project is a rewilding one, therefore open ended, it is still important to know what is happening to biodiversity as a result of our actions (or inaction).

Posted by Daniel Allen on 24/06/2019

 

Committed to a bold and visionary new way of managing land, partners in the Cairngorms Connect project are working towards a wilder, more forested Scottish Highlands.   

 

Seizing the opportunity