Landscape-scale conservation for butterflies and moths

Posted by Michael Williams on 01/21/2013
Butterfly Conservation have recently published a report on their work with landscape conservation for butterflies and moths, detailing some of their major successes with endangered species such as Marsh Fritillary.

Great crested newts - problem solved!

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) AIEEM on 01/18/2013
Great crested newts on your development site can sometimes be seen as an inconvenience and a problem. But, handled in the right way they don’t have to be, and can add value to your development.

The biodiversity quality of butterfly sites: A metadata assessment

Posted by Dr Alan Feest PhD FCIWEM MIEEM PGCE on 01/14/2013
We show that, where the theoretical base of sampling is sound, data collected with a simple analytical procedure in mind, can generate far more information than envisaged initially. An example of the compilation of “Biodiversity Quality” indicators is given for a site in the Dutch butterfly monitoring scheme (de Vlinderstichting) and two sites are compared for difference.

Invertebrates – Leave the Small Things to Us

Posted by Michael Williams on 01/10/2013
Ecological surveys can often require specialist knowledge, however when it comes to invertebrate surveys there is often so much to consider. Here are a few pointers to help you with your survey requirements. 

Wiltshire Council Ecological Consultancy Framework

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 01/08/2013
The Wiltshire Council Ecological Consultancy Framework brings the Ecosulis total to five framework agreements within a space of twelve months. 

Framework for Environment Agency Midlands

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 01/08/2013
Exciting new Environment Agency landscape and habitat management framework secured by Ecosulis in January 2013.

Framework to Survey Invertebrate Assemblages

Posted by Michael Williams on 01/07/2013
Ecosulis entered a staged tender process and was appointed through the Framework for CSM SSSI Invertebrate Assemblage Assessments by Natural England to undertake condition assessment for invertebrate assemblages as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) features across 27 SSSIs around the UK. The contract commenced in April 2012 and is currently ongoing.

Impacts of Wave and Tidal Energy on Seabirds

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) AIEEM on 12/13/2012
As part of efforts to tackle climate change, the UK Government has set a target for 15% of the UK’s energy to be generated by renewable sources by 2020.

2012: A Difficult Year for Wildlife

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) AIEEM on 12/10/2012
The UK has experienced the wettest summer for 100 years, with recent flooding affecting the whole country. This wet weather has meant that conditions have been difficult for a number of species, particularly bats, and is likely to result in a difficult winter. 

Waxwing Invasion!!

Posted by Suzi Day on 11/28/2012
Unique bird-ringing project has been put in place right in the heart of York to gather scientific evidence.

Natural England Framework for Invertebrate Assemblage Assessment

Posted by Michael Williams on 11/22/2012
Ecosulis complete a highly successful of invertebrate surveys for Natural England, visiting 27 SSSI sites throughout the UK. 

Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 11/08/2012
Anyone applying for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) in England and Wales needs to provide an evidence plan. These are the main requirements of the newly amended Habitats Regultations.