BSG Ecology is a leading independent ecological consultancy. We provide a complete ecology service, from fieldwork and baseline survey to impact assessment, biodiversity management, project design and expert witness advice.

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Residential & Commercial Development

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Planning Application Advice, Technical Review, SCAPE
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Minerals

Survey, Advice, Impact Assessment, Restoration Design
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Specialist Advice, Impact Assessment, Mitigation Advice & Public Inquiry
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Protected Species

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Birds

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Thermal Imagery of Greater Horseshoe bats in Devon

BSG Ecology are currently working on several projects in Devon that involve the use of thermal imaging cameras to monitor greater horseshoe bats . Ecologist Helen Simmons visited Berry Head National Nature Reserve to film greater horseshoe bats emerging from a known roost.
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Use of drones for habitat mapping: opportunities and limitations

In the second of a series of articles on the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones for ecological survey, BSG Ecology Partner Steve Betts discusses their potential for habitat mapping and assessment work.
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Natural England Great Crested Newt Low Impact Class Licence

The Great Crested Newt Low Impact Class Licence follows on from the Bat Low Impact Class Licence that was introduced by Natural England in 2015. The purpose of the Bat Low Impact Class Licence is to help reduce the licensing burden for projects which impact on low conservation status roosts supporti...