News, TAMAR ECOLOGY

Crayfish in Cornwall

Our South Cornwall team made an unusual find this week while carrying out some fish surveys on the rivers of South Cornwall. Matt Healey, Field Officer on the South Cornwall River Improvement Project, said, “We were out doing some electro-fishing when we unexpectedly came across two signal crayfish, a rare sight here in Cornwall.” Signal […]

News, TAMAR ECOLOGY

River Par Salmon

An adult Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) has been found by the Environment Agency on the river Par, which is thought to be the first adult salmon recorded on the river in recent times.  A few juvenile salmon have been found in the river during more recent fisheries surveys but this is the first incidence where […]

ECOSYSTEM SERVICES PLANNING, News

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Westcountry Rivers Ltd. was founded in 1995 as the commercial arm of its parent organisation, the Westcountry Rivers Trust (Charity No. 1135007). Westcountry Rivers Ltd. is a passionate and innovative multi-disciplinary environmental management consultancy formed of two sections, Tamar Ecology and Ecosystem Services Planning, and offers services in a number of areas.

ECOSYSTEM SERVICES PLANNING, News

Willingness-to-Pay for Ecological Improvements

During the WFD Benefits Project the Ecosystem Services Planning team worked with the EA Economics Team to develop a conceptual framework designed to connect reasons for WFD failure, via the pressures they exert, to degradations in the quality of six different ecosystem components.Using this approach the total potential for step‐change environmental improvements was determined for each […]

CONSERVATION GENETICS INVESTIGATIONS, News

The Tamar Catchment Plan

In 2012, the Tamar Catchment Partnership, comprising around 100 individuals from across the catchment representing over 30 different interest groups, worked collaboratively, through over 70 hours of discussion and consultation, to collate and assess all of the evidence relating to ecosystem service provision in the Tamar Catchment. They also worked to develop a shared understanding […]