Ecologist Vacancy in Exeter (maternity leave)

We need an experienced Ecologist for 1 year maternity cover (may be extended for the right candidate) in our Exeter branch, to join our small, professional, friendly and hard-working team. Starting in April 2018. Acorn Ecology is a well-known and highly respected Ecological Consultancy that also delivers high quality Ecological Training Courses. We are celebrating [...]

January 16th, 2018|

Habitat Regulations 2017

Consolidation of The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations (the “Habitats Regulations 2017”)   The Habitats Regulations 2010 have been amended ten times since they were last consolidated (in 2010). They are likely to remain in place for some time after the UK exits the EU. Therefore, the legislation has [...]

December 11th, 2017|

Wildlife and Development Guidance Note: Cirl Bunting

New Cirl Bunting Development Guidance Note Devon County Council, Teignbridge District Council, Torbay Council and the RSPB have worked together to produce new guidance about cirl buntings in relation to development. Cirl buntings are an iconic species in Devon. A population crash in the 1980s, caused by changing farming practices, [...]

November 13th, 2017|

Acorn Ecology Awarded ISO14001

Acorn Ecology is pleased to announce that we have been awarded with ISO14001. This is a world-recognised accreditation from the International Standards Organization. The ISO14001 recognises the efforts of an organisation to manage its environmental responsibilities. This responsibility is reflected in all aspects of the business, including, for example, communication and [...]

April 24th, 2017|

Sarah’s Holiday Blog

Sarah Candlin has returned from her holiday with tales of flying doors and snowy mountains... "It seems that spring is arriving at last. I saw the first signs of bird nesting activity last week– but you’ll never guess the species!  I saw a white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) carrying a stick, perhaps [...]

March 10th, 2017|

New policies for European Protected Species licenses

Wildlife licensing: New policies for EPSLs CIEEM are currently running a series of webinars on various subjects. Today we attended one on the new European Protected Species Licensing policies in England. Staff from Natural England (Paul Horswill and Rob Cameron) gave an overview of the new policies. A consultation was held in early [...]

March 3rd, 2017|

Dormouse Meeting

Devon and Cornwall joint Dormouse Meeting 21st Feb 2017     Dormice are protected in this country and are a priority for conservation. They have declined by at least a third since 2000 (although this could be as high as a 70% decline between the years 2003 and 2014). So said Ian [...]

February 24th, 2017|

Celebrating our skills

Our congratulations go out to Sarah Candlin who has been promoted to Branch Manager, Exeter and Principal Ecologist due to her high level of expertise and organisational ability. Sarah joined the company in 2007 as a Trainee Ecologist so she has fully developed her career with Acorn Ecology. She now heads up the Exeter Team [...]

January 30th, 2017|
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