Martin, an assistant ecologist at Acorn Ecology London & South-East office, now has a Natural England licence to survey hazel dormice. Martin has been working closely with the Surrey Dormouse Group for a couple of seasons and is part of the dormouse licence mentoring scheme. Martin has been going on regular [...]
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas! Thank you for your custom this year. We look forward to working with you again very soon. This year we sent out e-cards to save paper (and trees!) and will be donating £1 per card to North Devon Bat Care, a local project we support.
Sarah Lyne, Branch Manager and Principal Ecologist at the London and South East (formerly Guildford) branch has some exciting news. “Due to our continued success and expansion in the South East, we are moving! The London and South East office will be moving to larger premises near Effingham in Surrey, on 11th December 2018. [...]
Jess has recently been granted her Class 2 Bat Class Licence from Natural England. Jess has worked hard over the last few seasons, going out on box checks, trapping sessions and roost surveys, both at work and with local bat groups. This is what she says: Jess holding a greater horseshoe bat [...]
As a 15th birthday present we have treated ourselves to a new look. You may have noticed some changes to our websites (consultancy and training). The oak leaves are gone, and our new logo is here! We hope you like it.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Acorn Ecology is delighted to welcome Hannah Willis BSc GradCIEEM as an Ecologist joining the Exeter branch. Hannah has recently relocated back to the south west having graduated from Exeter University in 2012 with a degree in Biological Sciences. Since then she has worked abroad with the US Forest Service in [...]
Acorn Ecology in 2018 We are really looking forward to 2018. This year we will be marking off some big achievements, so keep an eye out for special events and offers. The Exeter head office branch will be celebrating their 15 year anniversary in May. We look forward to sharing our celebration with you. Our [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
We are looking for a motivated work experience student to join the team at the Exeter office after Christmas. Essential requirements Driver with a car, willing to drive to surveys Reliable Punctual Enthusiastic Hours If you are interested please get in touch to discuss hours. We are looking for someone who can be [...]
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, [...]