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Bigger, better and more joined up…..

Tamar Ecology attended a lecture by the inspirational Professor Sir John Lawton talking of his vision of a ‘re-wilded’ England; to make space for nature; more, bigger, better and joined up. Professor Lawton spoke of working together to form bigger areas, increasing the ecological networks and for nature conservation to be able to thrive and work on a landscape […]

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CaBA Green Infrastructure & Urban Water Management

Tamar Ecology attended a workshop provided by the CaBA Urban Working Group in collaboration with the Defra Urban Ecosystem Services Project and Ciria. The day showcased learning from across the south west on how SuDS in the urban environment can achieve multiple benefits including reduced flood risk, improved water quality and biodiversity, greater amenity and […]

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Dormouse Surveys

Our dormouse surveys are drawing to a close for the year but we have been so fortunate to discover many using our nest tubes this year. The dormice will be entering into hibernation at this time of year, leaving their arboreal environment, and coming down to the ground to nest during the colder months. For more information […]

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Eel Investigations

WR Ltd have been undertaking eel investigations across a number of water bodies in Somerset on behalf of Wessex Water. Survey work has involved both Fyke netting and electrofishing techniques and has led to the discovery of this iconic fish species upstream of what you would have thought were insurmountable barriers to migration. The Eel […]

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CIEEM Biodiversity & Development Planning Conference

Tamar Ecology were delighted to attend the CIEEM Biodiversity & Development Planning Conference on the 24th April in Redruth. Shona McCombie, one of our senior ecologists said ‘The event was excellent with many discussion-provoking talks on biodiversity considerations in a planning and legislative context. It was also great to see so many passionate ecologists in […]

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ECOSYSTEM SERVICES PLANNING, News

Ecosystem Services Approach for the Urban Water Environment

WRL are working with Defra and the Environment Agency to develop an Ecosystem Services Approach for the Urban Water Environment. This project will draw on best practice from community groups, industry and academia to reshape and build on our existing Ecosystem Services (ESS) visualisation tools and techniques. This exciting project will support Defra’s Urban Diffuse […]

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CIEEM 2015 Spring Conference

Tamar Ecology will be attending the CIEEM Spring Conference on Managing Change in Coastal Habitats in March 2015. This conference will focus on coastal management plans and include talks of innovative coastal management techniques and their application within the delivery of ecosystem services.

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CONSERVATION GENETICS INVESTIGATIONS, News

Conservation Genetics Investigations launches new service!

Conservation Genetic Investigations is a specialist conservation and environmental management service that for the first time enables mangers to employ cutting-edge genetic techniques to assist in mainstream conservation planning, delivery, monitoring and enforcement. For more information about our genetic services click the image below      

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Biodiversity Policy Symposium

Westcountry Rivers Ltd took part in a Public Policy Exchange symposium in London in April, in order to discuss Biodiversity 20:20 and the challenges for Local Authorities and public bodies. The symposium aimed to: • Discuss the progress of the updated Biodiversity 2020 Delivery Plan • Assess the progress and delivery of the strategy through […]