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  • BCT Artificial Light and Wildlife Symposium 2014

    Thursday April 17th, 2014

    Senior Ecologists Hannah Bilston and David Stiles attended the Artificial Light and Wildlife Symposium, organised by the Bat Conservation Trust (BCT), in March 2014. A wide range of professionals came together to discuss the impacts that humans have on wildlife by the increasing use of artificial light in the night time environment; to hear the latest research on the subject and to look at ways in which the impacts of lighting can be avoided or mitigated.

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  • Oxford Toad Patrol

    Thursday March 20th, 2014

    Laura Jennings from BSG Ecology’s Oxford office noted a number of toad casualties on roads when she moved to the New Hinksey area of Oxford. Last year she trawled the streets in spring on mild damp evenings to move toads, frogs and smooth newts to the breeding lake out of harm’s way.

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  • Portland Bat Migration Study

    Wednesday February 5th, 2014

    Between August and November 2013 BSG Ecology deployed a static bat detector at Portland Bird Observatory, Dorset. The aim of this was to identify any patterns of bat activity that may suggest bat migration at this site. The study formed part of a wider bat migration project undertaken by BSG, in which six coastal locations were sampled in 2013.

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  • Biodiversity Offsetting – Are We All Ready?

    Friday January 24th, 2014

    Defra is currently analysing the consultation responses received on the Defra green paper entitled Biodiversity Offsetting in England. Biodiversity offsetting is already being ‘used’ in different ways in development projects, not least within the Defra Trial areas. As such professional ecologists and other professional disciplines, in particular planners and developers, need to be up to speed with the principles, the application of the system as it currently is being implemented, and how it might evolve.

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  • Ringing at Oxwich Marsh

    Thursday January 9th, 2014

    In February 2013 Owain Gabb from our Swansea Office, a licensed bird ringer on behalf of the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and a member of Gower Ringing Group, began ringing birds at Oxwich Marsh, on the Gower Peninsula, South Wales.

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  • Kent Bat Migration Research Report, 2013

    Thursday December 12th, 2013

    In 2012 BSG Ecology completed a pilot bat migration study at Dungeness, Kent. A bat detector was deployed at the Dungeness Bird Observatory to establish whether seasonal patterns of bat activity potentially indicative of migration were apparent.

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  • Bat Migration Talk at Sandwich Bay

    Friday December 6th, 2013

    Laura Jennings from BSG Ecology’s Oxford office gave a talk entitled “An Introduction to Bat Migration” to members of the Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory.

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  • Spurn Bat Migration Study

    Monday December 2nd, 2013

    Between August and November 2013 BSG Ecology deployed a static bat detector at Spurn Lighthouse, East Yorkshire. The aim of this was to identify if there were pulses of bat activity recorded might suggest bat migration

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