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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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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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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 […]

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Westcountry Rivers Ltd Relaunch!

                                From 1st January 2014, we have ceased to use our trading name of Tamar Consulting, and have instead continued to trade under the primary name registered at Company House, ‘Westcountry Rivers Ltd’. This change is part of our planned relaunch that […]

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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 […]