Seasonal Ecologist Vacancies 2018
09 Jan

Seasonal Ecologist Vacancies 2018

We are seeking enthusiastic and committed candidates for our 2018 Seasonal Ecologist full and part-time positions. Applicants should have an interest in pursuing a career in ecology, good observational and recording skills and should have a full UK driving licence…

CHARGING FOR WILDLIFE LICENCES
13 Dec

Charging for Wildlife Licences?

Natural England is consulting on a proposal to introduce charges for wildlife licences. The consultation will close on Monday 5 February 2018. We encourage architects and clients to respond to the consultation (link below). https://consult.defra.gov.uk/natural-england/wildlife-licence-charges/

What Do Bats Do in the Winter
08 Dec

What do bats do in winter?

For the next three or four months, British bats will be in hibernation. Void dwelling bats such as greater and lesser horseshoe bats are often found hibernating in significant numbers in underground sites such as tunnels, mines, caves and cellars,…

CIEEM Autumn Conference 2017
23 Nov

CIEEM Autumn Conference 2017

Richard’s presentation, ‘Bat Mitigation and Monitoring on the A465 Heads of Valleys Section 2’ at the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) Autumn Conference 2017, was well received by over 300 professional ecologists. He has had several positive…

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17 Nov

Plan your winter surveys now

Now is the time to book any winter surveys, to avoid delays to your project. Preliminary bat roost assessment of trees should be undertaken when there are no leaves to obscure views. Potential bat hibernacula should be surveyed by inspection…

08 Nov

Cirl Bunting Development Guidance Note

The RSPB, in conjunction with Devon County Council, Teignbridge District Council and Torbay Council, has produced a new guidance note for built developments affecting cirl buntings in Devon. Cirl buntings are an attractive and iconic Devon species. Once widespread across…