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! 

A New Addition to the Tree Climbing Team

Posted by Annie Hatt BSc (Hons) on 04/06/2016
In March this year I was lucky enough to be enrolled on a Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue course at Bridgwater College, Cannington. 

BBC News and Great Crested Newt Surveys

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 04/05/2016
Sara King, Senior Ecological Consultant for Ecosulis, was interviewed by BBC News regarding great crested newt in the context of the current consultation being undertake by Natural England.