UK Hab Course

UK Habs Course with three Zoom Sessions on the evenings of April 2nd, 9th, and 16th. Each session takes place at 6pm until 7.30pm. The course introduces participants to the UK Habs methodology to classify habitats. In 2024 this course will … Read More

Ecology Training Courses 2024

Starting in January Acer Ecology will be running a whole range of online wildlife courses. The Ecology Training Courses 2024 are aimed at anyone with an interest in local wildlife but could also be useful for undergraduate and postgraduate students, … Read More

Earned Recognition

What is Earned Recognition? Earned Recognition (ER) is an approach developed by the Bat Conservation Trust, Natural England (NE) and the Chartered Institute for Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). The aim of Earned Recognition is to: 1 – Streamline protected … Read More

Use of the Mitigation Hierarchy in Biodiversity Net Gain Assessments

The mitigation hierarchy is a widely accepted concept used to manage biodiversity impacts. Abiding to the mitigation hierarchy is vital if developers hope to achieve biodiversity net gain. The approach consists of four steps: avoidance, minimisation, restoration and offsetting. Here’s … Read More

Biodiversity Net Gain 4.0 – New Metric

Biodiversity net gain (BNG) is becoming increasingly important and provides a way to develop land while contributing to the recovery of nature. Last week, Natural England published the Biodiversity Metric 4.0, which is the latest progress towards measuring and managing … Read More

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