Entries by Jo Pedder

Derby Museum – Notice Nature, Feel Joy

Prime Environment’s Directors paid a visit to Derby Museum late in 2016. We were impressed by the new natural history display – Notice Nature, Feel Joy and were delighted to have the opportunity to show our support with a small donation from the company. Well curated galleries and collections like this are an excellent opportunity to engage […]

Merry Christmas

I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to our wonderful clients, colleagues and friends for your support over the year. It has been a great year for us at Prime; we’ve been privileged to get involved in some amazing ecology and arboriculture projects and work with fantastic people. So on behalf of the team here, […]

We are recruiting – Senior Ecologist

Prime Environment, a family owned ecology consultancy with bases in Derby and Cambridge, are looking to recruit a Senior Ecologist to join the Midlands office. Working in collaboration with the Directors, you will deliver field work, reporting and client management in the Midlands and North. You will be responsible for managing clients and their projects, […]

Brexit and Ecology – Update

Since the results of the referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU were announced, there has been much speculation on how this will affect our client’s projects and the ecology consultancy industry as a whole. As I discussed at the time here I am optimistic – my personal opinion is ‘not a lot’, at least […]

We are recruiting – Principal Ecologist

Prime Environment, a family owned ecology consultancy with bases in Derby and Cambridge, are recruiting a Principal Ecologist to lead the delivery of our services in the South East. Working with the directors and the existing senior ecologist, you will develop and grow our team in the region. You will be responsible for the technical […]

Brexit and Ecology Consultancy

Since the results of the referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU were announced, there has been much speculation on how this will affect our client’s projects and the ecology consultancy industry as a whole. I am optimistic – my personal opinion is ‘not a lot’, at least not for some time. Although much of […]

WWT publishes ‘Rich in Nature’

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)  has published its report ‘Rich in Nature’ today which urges the Government to deliver its promise of a 25-year plan, and also to make itself accountable to Parliament through an annual budget statement on the value of the environment, alongside the value of the economy. In order to fund […]

The Landscape Institute addresses connectivity and ecosystem services

Prime Environment welcomes the Landscape Insitute’s greater involvement in ecology – we often work closely with landscape architects in delivering schemes that are meaningful in a landscape context, deliver facilities such as playing areas and provide habitats for wildlife.  The continued improvement of ecological expertise in landscape architecture practices and understanding of the role of the […]

A new breakthrough on ash dieback

UK scientists have identified the country’s first ash tree that shows tolerance to ash dieback, raising the possibility of using selective breeding to develop strains of trees that are tolerant to the disease. The findings, which could help ensure ash trees will thrive in UK woodlands, have been published in a report co-funded by Defra […]

Bring on the beavers!

A licence will be issued to Devon Wildlife Trust permitting the managed release into the wild of beavers on a 5 year trial basis. Natural England’s Board has confirmed that a licence will be issued to Devon Wildlife Trust, permitting the managed release into the wild of beavers currently resident in the River Otter catchment […]