20 Dec

Natural England New Licensing Policies

Natural England claims to be revolutionising the way it issues licences to provide significant benefits for both wildlife and licence applicants. There are four new policies that aim to encourage planners and conservationists to think on a wider, landscape scale…

10 Nov

Praise for Bat Mitigation

Richard Green Ecology are working for RPS and Costain to design and oversee the implementation of bat mitigation measures on the A465 Heads of the Valleys Section 2 Improvement Scheme. Chris Worker, Welsh Government Nature Conservation Policy Officer, recently visited…

28 Oct

QGIS Training for Ecological Consultants

We are pleased to announce that we will be running our Introduction to QGIS for Ecological Consultants training course on the 21 & 22 February 2017. Building on the success of our previous one-day course, we have decided to provide a…

07 Oct

UK First as Rare Black Dormouse Found

Staff, trainees and volunteers from the Blackdown Hills Natural Futures project have discovered a rare black dormouse in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is the only black dormouse ever recorded in the UK! Click here for more information.

06 Oct

Winter Ecological Work – Planning Ahead

We are coming to the end of the survey season for a number of species, such as bats, reptiles and dormice. However, there are still ecological surveys that can be done in the winter and planning for these now, ensuring…

16 Jun

Providing and Protecting Habitat

Defra and the Welsh Government have now published joint guidance, ‘Providing and protecting habitat for wild birds’. This guidance provides information for public bodies on implementing the duty in Regulation 9A of the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010,…

10 Jun

CIEEM Position Statement on EU Membership

In their statement, CIEEM highlights benefits such as protection of wildlife habitats and species, rigorous standards for pollution control, and the cleanliness of bathing beaches – all of which have been delivered because of EU legislation. CIEEM points to the positive…