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Archive for 2012

  • Badger Bait Marking
  • The advantages of non-standard surveys: a Badger bait marking case study

    Monday December 17th, 2012

    Wildlife legislation and licensing requirements can often lead to a relatively standard suite of ecological surveys being undertaken to support planning applications. However, in some cases, non-standard surveys can be very helpful in increasing confidence in the conclusions of an assessment, informing mitigation strategies and securing licences.

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  • RenewableUK Conference
  • BSG Ecology at RenewableUK, Glasgow (Stand 67)

    Monday October 22nd, 2012

    BSG Ecology is exhibiting at Stand 67 of Renewable UK, Glasgow between 30th October and 1st November 2012. The conference is at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Glasgow and will address policy, development and technical aspects of UK onshore and offshore wind energy,...

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  • Totterdown Farm Barns
  • BSG Ecology wins Bat Roost Award

    Wednesday October 10th, 2012

    BSG Ecology was delighted to receive the inaugural award for best roost mitigation project from the Bat Conservation Trust for our work at Totterdown Barns in Gloucestershire. The award not only recognises BSG’s role in delivering this project, but also that of the architect Mathewson...

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  • Common pipistrelle. Photo by Steve Betts, Partner
  • Bats and Wind Farms in Europe – Continental Scale Effects?

    Wednesday October 3rd, 2012

    This article is part of our on-going review of new research into wind farm impacts on bats. It considers a recent paper published in the journal Biological Conservation by Voigt et al. (2012) titled “The catchment area of wind farms for European bats: a plea...

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  • Yellow Archangel
  • A British Standard for Biodiversity

    Thursday September 27th, 2012

    The emerging draft of BS42020 Biodiversity – Code of Practice for Planning and Development provides opportunities for improved consistency and objectivity across all professional ecologists involved in delivering advice on ecology matters in advance of and during the planning application process. The BS will apply...

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  • Bat Survey Work in Poland
  • Bat Survey Work in Poland

    Monday September 24th, 2012

    One of BSG Ecology’s current projects has seen Senior Ecologist Hannah Bilston design and implement a bat survey programme for a proposed 20 turbine wind farm in Poland. Hannah joined the BSG team in August 2012 and is based in our Oxford office. The addition...

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