Climate change

Ancient woodlands and Biodiversity Offsetting.

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Arboriculture, Climate change, Ecology, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Ancient woodlands and BAP woodlands; why they are special. Biodiversity offsetting can be a very useful way of mitigating for new development. At Landvision, we feel that there are some cases where offsetting can be used to great effect to mitigate and to enhance landscape and ecology. Despite what the UK government say, we feel there are also some instances, however, when biodiversity offsetting cannot be used. One such instance is ancient woodland. The Woodland Trust have mounted a petition to save ancient woodlands. Biodiversity Strategy 2011 – 2020 and UK BAP. The Biodiversity...

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Ecological landscape design for South East England

Posted by on Dec 31, 2013 in Climate change, Ecology, Green Infrastructure, Landscape, Landscape Design, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Landvision’s landscape architects have the role of designing ecological landscape design for South East England in such a way as to make landscapes and ecology more resilient to change. Working within the confines of a specific development scheme, landscape architects can be limited in their scope of operation. However, Landvision landscape architects know that through a strong understanding of ecology, the prognosis of their final schemes will be better. They will be working together to produce pragmatic solutions for improving the environment and biodiversity. Habitat design, Ecological...

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Cold weather kills wildlife

Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in Climate change, Ecology, Landscape, Weather | 0 comments

Cold weather kills wildlife

In the UK, it has been the longest winter since 1962. We have also had a colder March than the previous months of December 2012, January 2013 and February 2103. Plus, in March 2013 we had the coldest optimum temperature since recordings began in 1910. So, should we worry about the effects, not only on us but also on nature and wildlife?  Hedgehogs When we first moved here, hedgehogs were a frequent visitor to our garden. They used to breed in our garden and congregate on our patio in the Summer months. However, hedgehogs are here no longer; they are no longer animals that are sighted by...

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Unpredictability of weather events

Posted by on Mar 29, 2013 in Climate change, Ecology | 0 comments

  Increasing unpredictability of floods, droughts and storms. The current unpredictable weather patterns and climate shifts are related to events 25 years ago! It has taken 25 years for people to begin to listen and accept that climate change is something that they will have to deal with. Why has it taken so long? How do we know that climate is changing? Well, climate sceptics have done such an excellent job of maintaining that the release of Co2 into the atmosphere is a myth, that most people have chosen to believe in their own myth, that is a myth! The increasing incidence of storm...

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