EcoNorth's Bat Training Event 2020

EcoNorth’s GCN and Bat Training Events 2020 – POSTPONED

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Update on EcoNorth’s GCN and Bat Training Events Following the most recent government and industry guidance on the Covid-19 / Coronavirus pandemic, EcoNorth has taken the decision to postpone the great crested newt and bat survey training events scheduled for 24 and 31 March 2020 respectively.  The health and wellbeing of our staff, subcontractors and clients is […]

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EcoNorth's New Health and Safety Initiative

EcoNorth’s New Health and Safety Initiative

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EcoNorth’s new health and safety initiative is up and running.  The goal is to promote the physical and mental wellbeing of team members by encouraging everyone to get involved with initiatives in the local community, including specifically participating in practical conservation tasks with our parent organisation, Northumberland Wildlife Trust (NWT).  Getting involved in the wide […]

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Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

Water Voles: Protection, Surveying and Reintroduction

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Protection Water voles are fully protected under Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and are a priority UK Biodiversity Action Plan (JNCC, 2008) species. Despite being categorised as “least concern” by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (IUCN, 2016), water voles are a significant part of riparian ecosystems.  As well as […]

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30 Days Wild Challenge, Lavender Pot

30 Days Wild Challenge

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Success I am delighted to announce that I have successfully complete the 30 Days Wild Challenge, which was held throughout June 2019.  The Wildlife Trusts have run this UK-wide event for five years now.  Their aim is to inspire people to do something wild every day for 30 days, whether for a few seconds or […]

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Grass Cutting - May 2019

Summer Grass Cutting

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Summer is finally here!  I am sure I am not alone in thinking there’s nothing quite like the smell of freshly cut grass on a midsummer’s day.  Before you fight through the dust and cobwebs to the back of your shed and rescue the lawn mower or strimmer, there is something you really should consider… […]

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British Tree Cover in the Future

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British tree cover could look very different by the end of the century.  If the world’s average temperature rises by 3 to 4 degrees by the year 2100, as many scientists have warned, the resultant hot and dry summers will kill many British natives.  We need to be proactive in planning ahead, as eighty years […]

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