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Thursday, 02 April 2015 08:58 [ Reptiles ]

Many of you will have heard the terrible news this Tuesday afternoon (31st March 2015) that on one of Dorset's best-known and best-loved heathlands was largely lost in a huge fire. The Fire Service believes it was arson, with the fire started deliberately in three places. Much of Amphibian and... Read more...

 
Thursday, 26 March 2015 16:03 [ Birds ]

Spring is pretty much here now, and there is always a distinct surge in ecological consultancy work at this time of year. We have therefore been recruiting, and we welcome our newest staff member, Alice Quinney, who joins us as an Ecologist.

Ali is the latest in a line of staff who came... Read more...

 
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 16:14 [ Habitats ]

When CGO Ecology first started in March 2008, it was just a one-man band. Now we have four permanent staff, quite a few seasonal staff, and numerous subcontractor associates. In 2014 for the first time, we set up our own Habitat Management Team, so that we could offer heathland restoration,... Read more...

 
Thursday, 26 February 2015 09:13 [ CGO Ecology news ]

CVs, CVs, CVs... It's that time of year again, and the CVs are flying. Winter seasonal work is coming to an end, and spring/summer seasonal work is being advertised. But how do you make your CV stand out from the others?

This is something we've written about before - see our previous... Read more...

 
Friday, 20 February 2015 17:39 [ Conservation and policy ]

The Great Crested Newt (GCN) Task Force is an initiative instigated by Defra a couple of years ago, with the aim of improving intelligence on GCN status in the UK, whilst supporting the sustainable development agenda. There are several parallel workstreams, each involving a committee to... Read more...

 
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 18:09 [ CGO Ecology news ]

So far, 2015 has all the hallmarks of another busy year. With existing projects being extended, and new jobs coming thick and fast at our Dorset and Nottinghamshire offices, we will most likely be recruiting again soon. New projects on our books this January... Read more...

 
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 15:20 [ Amphibians ]

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation's consultancy arm ARCESL and University of Kent's DICE have teamed up to carry out research and development into predictive modelling of great crested newt (GCN) occurrence in England. The project, commissioned by Natural England, is a follow-up to the Evidence ... Read more...

 
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 12:47 [ Legislation and planning ]

The EC has published a new set of regulations to tackle the dire problem of invasive alien species (IAS) across Europe. The spread of IAS is widely viewed as one of the biggest threats to global wildlife alongside climate change and habitat loss.

The new "Invasive Alien Species... Read more...

 
Sunday, 16 November 2014 09:55 [ CGO Ecology news ]

For the next three weeks, CGO Ecology's Director & Principal Ecologist Chris Gleed-Owen will be in Madagascar. The primary reason is to attend the ACSAM2 meeting, which will see a conference of amphibian conservation experts convene to discuss pressing issues in Malagasy amphibian... Read more...

 
Thursday, 06 November 2014 13:07 [ Conservation and policy ]

We came across this interesting European agricultural nugget on CIEEM's ePolicy update this week: "Communicating biodiversity to farmers:... Read more...

 
Friday, 17 October 2014 21:51 [ Marine ]

Sad news from Scotland about an unfortunate leatherback drowned in a creel rope in Sutherland, Northwest Scotland, last week. Pictures have been circulating on Twitter, and in the Aberdeen Press and Journal. The full story can be found Read more...

 
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 10:44 [ CGO Ecology news ]
As autumn hits us with a rather-wet bang, here is a summary of our current workbook. This month CGO Ecology is working for a range of clients in a variety of sectors: road, rail, minerals, forestry and golf to name a few. Diversity is the key to job satisfaction after all.

One of our major... Read more...

 
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 14:11 [ Reptiles ]

As the days get shorter, this week in late September sees us pass the point of equal day and night length: the autumnal equinox. The spring and autumn equinoxes are busy times for reptiles in northern latitudes with pronounced seasons. The vernal (spring) equinox sees lots of activity following... Read more...

 
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 15:02 [ Marine ]

This is an unusual story from the Irish Independent today. Three fishermen off the coast of Co Kerry spent a whole day rescuing a pod of 60 dolphins in danger of beaching.

The drama unfolded at Smerwick Harbour in west Kerry. The fishermen rescued up to 15 calves, only about 2 feet long,... Read more...
 
Sunday, 17 August 2014 11:15 [ Conservation and policy ]
World Animal Protection (formerly the World Society for the Protection of Animals) has been in the press in the past week. They published a Read more...
 
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 12:56 [ Marine ]

As the Marine Conservation Society says on its website, August is the peak month for leatherback turtle sightings in British and Irish waters. This world-travelling ocean giant is now widely regarded as a true native of these waters, given that it comes here... Read more...

 
Friday, 25 July 2014 15:22 [ CGO Ecology news ]
Here's what our Ecologist Sam Mardell from Norfolk says about his time with us this spring and summer:

"As my time with CGO Ecology comes to a close, I thought I would write a few paragraphs about my experiences over the last few months...

"For my first month working... Read more...

 
Sunday, 20 July 2014 15:24 [ CGO Ecology news ]

We currently have five seasonal Ecologists working for CGO Ecology. Here's what some of them had to say about their job.

Ian Bradley from Northumberland said of his time with CGO Ecology:

"Working for CGO Ecology has been a fantastic experience over the last few... Read more...

 
Monday, 14 July 2014 12:35 [ CGO Ecology news ]
Environmental sustainability is central to CGO Ecology's business ethic and our Environmental and Social Responsibility Policy outlines the steps we take to ensure our practices are sustainable. One of these steps is to calculate our annual carbon footprint and to offset it through appropriate... Read more...
 
Monday, 23 June 2014 11:49 [ CGO Ecology news ]

Hello, my name is Noel Bergin, and I am the new Senior Ecologist at CGO Ecology. Since starting in May, I have been working on GCN and bat mitigation work, but also at a number of railway sites, capturing and translocating reptiles.

In 2003, sand lizards were discovered at... Read more...

 
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"We applied to build a barn to be sited on an arable field.  The council asked for a biodiversity appraisal, and placed a short deadline for receipt. We engaged Dr Chris Gleed-Owen who made a site visit within days, and delivered a fully researched report with plans, species list and recommendation a few days later, within the required timescale.  We have therefore avoided the need for extensions and delays.  Thank you Chris.

Susan Ross, Frankham Farm, Ryme Intrinseca

 



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