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CEIP 1 month Update!

By |June 22nd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

One month into the Coastal Explorer Internship already! Time really does fly when you’re having fun, and of course working hard. Here Sherece will provide a short update on what she have been up to so far over the month of May, as well as some interesting facts she's learnt along the way… Surveys As covid restrictions are easing I have been fortunate enough to get out and about

Our Coast Explorer Intern: First Week!

By |June 7th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

In this Blog handover we ask Sherece Thompson, intern for the Coast Explorer Internship Programme, to introduce herself, the project, and the exciting journey that lies ahead. Who? Who is the intern for this project? My name is Sherece Thompson and I am the new coastal explorer intern! Since a young age I have spent many days on my local stretch of beach in Westbrook, Margate. I grew up

Nature Based Solutions – more than trees and not just carbon

By |June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

By Evan Bowen-Jones, Chief Executive at Kent Wildlife Trust Nature Based Solutions (NBS) are potentially a game-changer for wildlife conservation. Prior to the current pandemic, individuals, businesses, and – dare I say it – politicians seemed to finally be waking up to the real potential that nature has to add to our collective societal resilience to increasingly severe flooding as well as long-term risks like climate change. In doing

RAPID LIFE invasive species freshwater and marine project

By |May 21st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

By Marie Dipple, Assistant Ecologist at Kent Wildlife Trust Consultancy Services In 2019-2020 Kent Wildlife Trust (KWT) Consultancy services undertook work as part of the RAPID (Reducing and Preventing Invasive Non-Native Species Dispersal) LIFE project; a DEFRA funded initiative that aims to raise awareness about and reduce the impact, spread and establishment of invasive species in aquatic environments across England. RAPID LIFE is a three-year project (2017-2020) piloting innovative

Re-tracing the path

By |May 20th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

By Marie Dipple, Assistant Ecologist at Kent Wildlife Trust Consultancy Services As Assistant Ecologist for the Kent Wildlife Consultancy Services, I was invited to the University of Birmingham’s Greener Prospects event to give a talk to students from the Life and Environmental Sciences about my career in conservation and now, ecology. Here is a rundown of the topics covered on the day and an insight into this exciting career

Biodiversity Net Gain: What is it and why is it potentially so important?

By |May 20th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

By Evan Bowen-Jones, Chief Executive at Kent Wildlife Trust Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) is coming, and it’s coming fast. With it comes huge opportunity and significant risk. Either way, it’ll be one of the biggest changes to UK conservation funding for decades. So what is it? BNG is due to be made mandatory under the new Environment Bill this year, and it means that developers who want to build

Planning and Development to follow an Environmental Conscience

By |April 27th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

By Dr Richard Bloor, Wilder Towns Manager at Kent Wildlife Trust The government has committed to new laws that will make it mandatory for property developers to deliver an overall increase in biodiversity on or near to development sites. This “biodiversity net gain” approach involves not only combating loss of wildlife habitat resulting from construction, but also creates an opportunity for it to be left better off.  Following consultations

“Surrey Wildlife Trust Ecology Services has been working with KWT Consultancy Services for a number of years and together we have successfully delivered contracts in South East England. In our joint mission to create a living landscape KWT Consultancy services provides a proactive, dedicated and pragmatic service

Gabrielle Graham, Managing Director – Surrey Wildlife Trust Ecology Services