18th European Congress of Herpetology

By | September 22nd, 2015|Uncategorised|

We would like to welcome our senior ecologist Stuart Graham back from the 18th European Congress of Herpetology. Held between the 7th and 11th September in Wroclaw, Poland; 150 delegates from 29 countries gathered to discuss both European and Global reptile and amphibian research, conservation and population trends. Representing one of three delegates from the [...]

Bat Advice for Homeowners

By | September 4th, 2015|Uncategorised|

The presence of bats rarely stops development taking place; however if you disturb bats or interfere with their resting places then you may be breaking the law. As such, Council’s will usually ask for bat presence or absence to be determined as part of a planning application. The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management [...]

British Standard BS42020 – Two Years In

By | August 18th, 2015|Uncategorised|

British Standard (BS) BS42020 ‘Biodiversity – Code of practice for planning and development 2013’ is increasingly being adopted by local planning authorities. To date, at least the Essex, Pembrokeshire, Suffolk, Powys, Devon and Norfolk Councils have formally implemented compliance requirements of BS42020 onto their planning application ‘Validation Checklists’ and the list is set to continue [...]

Avian Ecology is pleased to announce the opening of its Glasgow office

By | August 4th, 2015|Uncategorised|

Following eight successful years in the professional ecology industry across the UK, Avian Ecology are now pleased to announce the opening of a new Glasgow office. Avian Ecology already has a wealth of experience right across Scotland from the Borders to Caithness. We have provided Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA) for medium and large scale wind [...]

Avian Play a Key Role in Recent REG Windpower Successes

By | July 31st, 2015|Uncategorised|

So far in 2015, REG Windpower has successfully attained planning permission for three separate wind energy projects in South Wales; Mynydd Brombil, Mynydd Portref and Abergorki, totalling 14 large wind turbines. Avian Ecology was fully involved in each site from conception through to consent, ensuring that the ecological effects of the developments were fully understood [...]

A successful Three Peaks Challenge!

By | May 8th, 2015|Uncategorised|

The Avian Ecology team successfully completed the National Three Peaks Challenge between the 2nd and 3rd of May 2015. The team has raised over £2,700 (and counting) for their charities!! The team started at Ben Nevis in glorious sunshine which turned into strong winds and knee high snow at the summit. Scafell Pike was largely [...]

National Three Peaks Challenge

By | April 15th, 2015|Uncategorised|

Our team will be completing the National Three Peaks Challenge of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon on 2nd May 2015, and fingers crossed, within the 24 hour window! The challenge starts at Ben Nevis in Scotland, which stands at 1,344m and is the tallest of the three. After descending Ben Nevis the team will [...]

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Avian Ecology launches new website

By | March 18th, 2015|Uncategorised|

We have re-branded and launched our new website with additional information and functionality. Director Howard Fearn, who founded Avian Ecology in 2007, says “our new image and website reflects our strong and continued growth and complete range of ecological services. We have a fantastic, highly professional team working across the UK, providing our clients with [...]

eDNA for Great Crested Newts – One Year On

By | March 18th, 2015|Uncategorised|

In spring 2014 Natural England (NE) confirmed the use of environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling as an acceptable methodology for determining the presence or likely absence of great crested newts (GCN). The process has subsequently been adopted by Natural Resources Wales (NRW). Following the NE announcement Avian Ecology quickly adopted the new methodology, completing a large [...]

REG achieves planning consent for a new South Wales windfarm; Habitat Management Plan an important component.

By | March 18th, 2015|Uncategorised|

REG Windpower has successfully obtained planning consent for a six turbine development which will be accompanied by a 25 year Habitat Management Plan (HMP) designed to protect and restore sensitive and threated valley mire habitat. Avian Ecology has worked on this project throughout, and prepared the HMP in close collaboration with Rhondda Cynon Taf County [...]