Posts from the team

2020 round-up

by Paul Whitby

The last few days of 2020 are upon us and what an unprecedented year it has been. In this post we are going to take a look back at the year from an ecology point of view — summarising some of the headline changes to affect ecology and development. Despite the huge disruptions that the...

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Bats and the Law

by Paul Whitby

When it comes to development and ecology, bats routinely require consideration. All bat species and their roosts are currently protected by law; legislation makes it an offence to destroy, damage or block access to a bat roost, or to deliberately or recklessly disturb, injure or kill any bat. The...

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Hazel Dormice and the Law

by Paul Whitby

In last month’s post, we took a closer look at bats and licensing in relation to development. Species such as bats and great crested newts are often in the media in relation to ecology and planning; however, there are a number of other species that are protected by legislation and policy in...

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Watch a Great Crested Newt Survey

Guidelines for the completion of eDNA surveys for great crested newts that are completed by the Ecology Co-op using the ADAS testing service.

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