Entries by BakerConsultants

Carlos visits house of lords

Technical director Carlos Abrahams recently visited the House of Lords for the presentation of the 2011 Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management Medal to Mr Pavan Sukhdev. Pavan is a global authority on Environmental Economics, was  Project Leader for UNEP’s ‘Green Economy’ initiative and  appointed as Study Leader for The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study. This work […]

R&R awards – next nomination

Free G&T and a lakeside view! Fennview Lodge in Doddington, Cambridgeshire is a favoured haunt of tired birders. We were told a lovely story about one of our team arriving apologetically late after a particularly hectic survey day all over the Fens and as her car crunched up the gravel drive, she was greeted by […]

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Norway conference – Day 3

Today’s themes were Cumulative effects, Tools and technology, Mitigation and compensation and Future challenges. Again, a huge amount of interesting and relevant information which will immediately be put into practice. Our approach to ecology for wind farm developments is going to get a right good shake up next week! I’m not going to go through […]

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Norway conference – Day 2

Susan reports on day two of the Wind Energy and Wildlife Impacts conference in Norway. The sessions today were: species-specific vulnerabilities and population effects, behavioural and spatial responses, collision risk modelling and Methods and statistics. Day two – Susan writes: The sessions today were: species-specific vulnerabilities and population effects, behavioural and spatial responses, collision risk […]

Trip to the US to cement deal with Wildlife Acoustics

Baker Consultants cements “special relationship” Andrew Baker (Director) and Paul Howden-Leach are off to visit Wildlife Acoustics this week in their home of Concord, Massachusetts. Over the winter, Paul has been developing the “field guide” for Wildlife Acoustics’ SM2 bat detector and training courses which are currently being offered in the UK and world wide. The US […]

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Carlos Abrahams appointed

Baker Consultants appoints a new technical director As the planned expansion of the business continues (end of year results reported an increase in turnover of 90%), Baker Consultants can announce that the core team is to be expanded by the appointment of Carlos Abrahams. Carlos will join the management team later this month and take […]

Arkwright society events

Kelly Clark is leading a couple of walks for the Arkwright Society this spring. The first is a Woodland Walk on 1st April to look at the flora and fauna of the conservation area of Willersley Castle and Cromford, the second an evening bat walk along Cromford Canal on Friday May 6th. They can both […]

Royal Visit

HRH the Prince of Wales visited Baker Consultants last week to look at the completed refurbishment of the Cromford Station buildings and unveil a blue plaque. This was his second visit to the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, hosted by the Arkwright Society. He was welcomed by our own Andrew Baker who presented him […]

Supreme Court Morge v Hampshire County Council judgement published

The Supreme Court yesterday published the judgement on Morge v Hampshire County Council and in doing so has provided some useful comment and clarification relating to European protected species and the Habitats Directive. The Supreme Court has published the judgement on Morge (FC) (Appellant) v Hampshire County Council (Respondent). This judgement has been eagerly anticipated […]

Baker Consultants Rest and Relaxation Awards 2011

The Baker Consultants team wishes everyone a happy and healthy 2011. And with this new year arrives a new competition at Baker Consultants… nominations are now being received for the 2011 Rest and Relaxation Awards awards. Anyone involved in the crazy survey season that sees all ecologists red eyed and up at dawn and dusk surveying […]