Crested Newt Hybridization in UK

Posted by Annie Hatt on 07/21/2015
Although long term effects in the UK are hard to identify, the introduction of the Italian great crested newt along with the hybridization of the two species is sure to have a detrimental effect on our already declining great crested newt populations.

Entering Ecosulis

Posted by Annie Hatt on 06/22/2015
Entering the world of Ecosuils seemed like a daunting task when I stepped into the office in early June as a brand new member of the team. 

Fundamentals of Reedbed Establishment

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 05/12/2015
Ecosulis summarise the factors can have catastrophic impacts upon the success of reedbed establishment and emphasise that reedbed establishment should be based on very specific local considerations and expert knowledge.

Biodiversity Valuation and No Net Loss CPD

Posted by Sarah Booley on 04/07/2015
As part of our programme of Continued Professional Development (CPD) presentations Ecosulis has been speaking to clients about biodiversity valuation and No Net Loss

Devon Beaver Update : Here to Stay

Posted by Sarah Booley on 03/30/2015
300 years after being wiped out in Britain our native beavers are a step closer to making a comeback as a family that have been living in Devon are shown to be disease free and so will be allowed to stay.  

Biodiversity provides inspiration for technical advances

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 02/26/2015
Technology and biodiversity are two concepts that are usually viewed as polar opposites.  However, the source of technical advances are often inspired from the natural world. A recent example is the discovery that limpets’ teeth consist of the strongest biological material ever tested.  

Rewilding support from local communities

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 02/26/2015
Rewilding is an increasingly popular concept which involves restoring large areas back to their natural state, and the reintroduction of species that have recently been extinct. A recent study in the Velebit Mountains, located close to a Rewilding Europe site, has indicated that rewiding is welcomed by local communities.

Climb and Inspect Bat Survey in Lancashire

Posted by Marc Anderton on 02/17/2015
Ecosulis tree climbers climb over 90 trees in Preston, Lancashire, undertaking a climb and inspect bat survey. 

Ecosulis Celebrates 25 Years in Business

Posted by Suzi Day and Cain Blythe on 02/17/2015
After 25 years in business, Ecosulis shares some of the secrets of its success as the most experienced ecological consultancy and contractor in the UK. 

Bristol launches its Green Capital Programme for 2015

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 02/09/2015
Bristol has been awarded European Green Capital for 2015, and has launched its programme to celebrate this. Features range from recycling initiatives to sustainable architecture and biodiversity. Ecosulis have a range of core values, including increasing biodiversity, rewilding and improving health through enhancing green spaces. 

Planning for Biodiversity - Do's and Don'ts

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 02/09/2015
The National Planning Policy Framework requires all schemes to show an ecological enhancement. This can sometimes cause problems when designing masterplans especially if layouts have been fixed before ecological input is sought. We have provided a summary of easy wins and dos/don’ts when designing your development layout. 

Environmental DNA (eDNA) testing for Great Crested Newts

Posted by Frances Bennett on 02/05/2015
For the 2015 survey season Ecosulis have plans to provide eDNA testing of ponds for presence and absence of Great Crested Newts. eDNA, or environmental DNA, testing is ideal for developers with a long lead time on projects who are looking to scope out potential great crested newt populations and give full consideration to ecological requirements within the scheme, particularly those with multiple ponds.