Blog

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.

Species Focus: Dormouse

Posted by Fen Braund on 05/19/2014
Dormice are protected by law and cannot be deliberately injured, killed, trapped or even disturbed in their nests.

New Tree Planting Standard BS8545

Posted by Sarah Booley on 05/06/2014
The long term failure of tree planting schemes has now been addressed by a new British Standard providing clear recommendations on how to ensure the trees you plant survive to fulfil their role in the landscape. 

Hedgehog Awareness Week 2014

Posted by Sarah Booley on 05/06/2014
From the 4th to the 10th of May nature lovers across the country are getting together to raise awareness of our prickliest mammal, the hedgehog. 

Ecosulis Donates 500 Dormouse Survey Tubes

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 04/22/2014
Ecosulis donates 500 dormouse survey tubes to Somerset Wildlife Trust and Somerset Mammal Group to enable the assessment of the connectivity of dormouse habitats throughout the county. 

Early nesters getting everyone in a flap

Posted by Ben Mitchell on 03/18/2014
The recent burst of March sunshine has spurred our resident breeding birds onto a nesting frenzy!

Species Focus: Great Crested Newts

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 03/13/2014
Great crested newts sometimes get bad press as ‘expensive’, and a widespread nuisance, not a rare protected species. This blog aims to provide some further information about this species to ensure that they are not a hassle for your development scheme.

Invertebrates on Trees

Posted by Michael Williams - MCIEEM BSc (Hons) on 03/13/2014
Trees are great for invertebrates, we’re often told – but where are they all? Almost all trees have invertebrates living on them somewhere, but the number of species, different species and what they use them for depends on a variety of factors, including tree species, age, height, fungal growth and the presence of certain features, such as rot holes and crevices. Almost anywhere on a tree can provide a home or a food source to invertebrates.

Great Crested Newt Mitigation and Green Infrastructure

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) ACIEEM on 02/05/2014
Funding habitat creation and enhancements within areas known to support great crested newts could be a more effective use of resources for their long-term conservation.

Great crested newt under threat – our surveyors take precautions

Posted by Michael Williams - MCIEEM BSc (Hons) on 02/04/2014
Two diseases are threatening our British amphibian fauna, including the great crested newt. 

Ecosulis director recognised as a leading UK ecological consultant

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 01/20/2014
Dr Alan Feest helps advance Ecosulis's ecological consultancy and research and development capability by obtaining one of the first Chartered Ecologist awards. 

Gibraltar Bird Survey and Ringing

Posted by Marc Anderton on 01/13/2014
The ringing and survey of birds provides invaluable information about population changes and dynamics. Its also an important hobby for ornithology enthusiasts. 

Money Really Can Grow on Trees!

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) ACIEEM on 10/29/2013
Natural capital is directly linked to Ecosystem services, which is the value of ecosystems on economies, society and biodiversity. It is important to consider the overall value of green spaces and natural, habitats not just to biodiversity but to flood alleviation, recreation and food production to name a few.