Category Archives: Wildlife

NEWT.N – A web app for HSI assessment of ponds

The Habitat Suitability Index (HSI) for Great Crested Newts is based on the HSI methodology developed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service as a means of evaluating habitat quality and quantity using a numerical index, between 0 and 1. … Continue reading

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Treatment and disposal of invasive non-native plants

Many Environmental Managers working across the construction sector or with Facilities Management for a number of sites will have experienced the dreaded Japanese Knotweed or its cousins; Himalayan balsam and giant hogweed. These plants are what is known as “Invasive … Continue reading

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What has the EU done for the UK environment?

On a typically spring evening last week (21 April 2016), I took time-out from my business to attend an important debate on the EU Referendum from an environmental perspective organised by Friends of the Earth & Environmentalists for Europe. Readers … Continue reading

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Could your signature save a Hedgehog?

During a recent shopping expedition to my local Waitrose, I picked up the current copy of their Waitrose Weekend paper (25 February 2016) for a quick read of the food recipes. However on this occasion, my attention was taken by … Continue reading

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CIRIA BIG Challenge 2014

Any environmental award should be designed to promote best practice as one of its aims. No more so that the BIG Challenge Awards 2014 offered by CIRIA (Construction Industry Research and Information Association) promoting organisations to ‘do one thing’ to enhance biodiversity on … Continue reading

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Identification Sheets: Invasive non-native species

Every Environmentalist knows that the identification of invasive non-native species is an essential part of invasive species management. However, it can be difficult for all but a full trained and qualified ecologist to identify key invasive species. It is often … Continue reading

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Proposed Control Orders for Invasive Species

Over the past decade, wildlife protection and the sustainable management of our natural heritage have become increasingly regarded as key policy aims for Government. However, it is equally recognised that the legal framework for wildlife management is overly complicated, frequently … Continue reading

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