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Falkirk Wildlife Site Review

Falkirk Council is currently reviewing their portfolio of non-statutory Sites of Interest for Nature Conservation (SINCs) and Wildlife Sites as part of their Local Plan review.  This required the re-survey of a number of pre-existing such sites, and survey of potential new sites. AEL ecologists undertook Phase 1 Habitat Survey and NVC surveys of nine of these sites, providing habitat
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Brown long-eared bat survey

AEL bat survey images: Brown long-eared bat

Applied Ecology Ltd is currently assisting a church near Peterborough with bat mitigation planning associated with the roof and internal structural repair. Below is a photograph of the brown long-eared bat identified by AEL during our initial inspection of the church.

Bat roost survey

At Applied Ecology we have been busy last summer and autumn undertaking bat activity surveys to reveal how bats are utilising buildings that might be the subject of re-development or demolition planning. Often surveys will reveal the presence of individual bats or small numbers of bats roosting in crevices (like the ones pictured here) but occasionally larger groupings of bats
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Guidance for the Decommissioning of Onshore Wind Turbines

Research and Guidance for the Decommissioning of Onshore Wind Turbines, Scotland

Ecologists from AEL have been working with SLR Consulting to produce Best Practice Guidance in relation to the decommissioning of onshore wind turbines, as part of a research project funded by Scottish Natural Heritage and Scottish Renewables. We have been involved in a number of workshop events aimed at developers, planners and technical specialists where we sought to understand the
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