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Great Crested Newts – Frequently Asked Questions

January 28, 2014 HannahMaben BathEcologistSomerset

Here are the answers to several frequently asked questions, which we hope will help you understand great crested newts and the need for surveys, licences and mitigation.  You might enjoy testing your knowledge by completing our quick Great Crested Newt Quiz. Why are great crested newts protected? Where do great crested newts live? How long […]

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Ecology – An Industry Update from 2013

January 16, 2014 HannahMaben Ecological ConsultancyEcologist

2013 saw a number of changes within the ecology sector, many of which aim to improve standards and efficiency.  Here is a summary of just a few: Royal Charter for the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management In spring 2014 IEEM was granted its Royal Charter and the professional membership body is now known as […]

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Ecology Survey Seasons: January/February Tips

January 30, 2013 HannahMaben Ecological Consultancy

The start of the year is a good time to plan and programme ecological surveys for the up and coming survey seasons ahead.  By planning ahead and taking account of various seasonal constraints posed by many protected species survey seasons project managers can avoid potential delays in submitting planning applications or enabling construction works. Seasons […]

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Ecology Survey Seasons: November Tips

November 22, 2012 HannahMaben Ecological Consultancy

Why wait until spring?  November and December are good months for undertaking specific ecological surveys and site clearance works.  Winter surveys, particularly in combination with an ecological desk study, can assess the likely presence of protected species and/or species of note and scope the need for further ecological surveys (if any).  This can ensure that […]

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