Reptiles in the UK

Although sometimes surprising to some, the UK is home to 6 native reptile species. We have three snakes; the grass snake (Natrix natrix), the adder (Vipera berus) and the smooth snake (Coronella austriaca), and three lizards; the common lizard (Zootoca vivipara), the sand lizard (Lacerta agilis) and the slow-worm (Anguis fragilis). [...]

August 3rd, 2017|

Acorn Ecology Awarded ISO14001

Acorn Ecology is pleased to announce that we have been awarded with ISO 14001. This is a world-recognised accreditation from the International Standards Organization. The ISO 14001 recognises the efforts of an organisation to manage its environmental responsibilities. This responsibility is reflected in all aspects of the business, including, for example, [...]

April 24th, 2017|

Bristol Branch are recruiting

  Desired experience Recent or previous experience in ecological consultancy or wildlife charity (Essential) Attendance of training courses relevant to ecology (Essential) Ecological survey experience including Phase 1, botanical, bats, GCN, badgers,  reptiles and dormouse (Desirable) Bat licence, great crested newt licence or dormouse licence (Desirable) Person specification Relevant degree in ecology [...]

April 3rd, 2017|

Sarah’s Holiday Blog

Sarah 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 more [...]

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 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 2016 [...]

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|

Bespoke Ecological CPD training – what we can offer

Do you or your team lack knowledge about ecology or protected species, especially in relation to developments? Would some tailored training help? Acorn Ecology runs one of the top training centres for ecology in the UK, with our head office being in Exeter, and we are increasingly being asked by companies to provide specific, bespoke [...]

August 27th, 2016|
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