Acorn Ecology turns 15!

We're celebrating 15 years of Acorn Ecology this year. On our anniversary we held a party for staff, subcontractors and clients. You can read our story and an interview with our Managing Director, Sue, HERE. A huge thank you to all our staff, subcontractors and especially to you, our valued clients. We've been featured in [...]

July 19th, 2018|

Licence Consultation Response – Natural England

What was the review for? Natural England consulted on a proposal to charge for Wildlife Licences on Defra’s behalf between December 2017 and February 2018. They asked respondents their views on their proposal to introduce charges for processing licences, both mitigation and class licences. Natural England have now published their [...]

May 23rd, 2018|

Reviewing the Evidence – Bat Mitigation

Reviewing the evidence on mitigation strategies for bats in buildings: informing best-practice for policy makers and practitioners. A report has just been published by CIEEM that reviews the effectiveness of mitigation for bats within buildings. This study aimed to provide evidence to planners, developers and ecological practitioners on the efficacy [...]

May 23rd, 2018|

Getting ready for GDPR

What is GDPR? You may have received a number of emails from different companies asking you to update your details or sign up to a newsletter. Why is this? The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into effect on the 25th May this year. The regulations expand on the Data Protection [...]

April 3rd, 2018|

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|
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