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Fair Pay Charter For Ecologists

Fair Pay Charter For Ecologists

The issue of graduate/entry-level ecologist exploitation is an issue that has been recognised by ecologists for many years now. It’s an issue that the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIIEEM) are aware of, have published InPractice articles on, and are currently actively looking to address and formalise (see here for further information and to get involved with CIEEM on this issue). Due to CIEEM’s internal processes however, any documents need formal approval and this can take some time.

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Is there an ideal time of year to prune a tree?

Is there an ideal time of year to prune a tree?

The short answer to this question is, it depends on the species of tree in question. However, there are definitely some ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ for the appropriate time of year to prune your tree.

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Provide an Outdoor Feast for Pollinators

Spring flowers are really important for pollinators as they venture out into the spring sunshine from winter hibernation. Pollinators reply on spring flowers to provide them with the nectar and pollen that they require to give them energy.

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A Positive Outlook from Wharton

A Positive Outlook from Wharton

Although 2020 certainly wasn’t the year that any of us envisioned, with many of us dealing with multiple curveballs that would affect our mental health one way or another we thought it only right to think positive and look at what went well in 2020 and what we are striving toward in 2021 (even though it has started off a but naff).

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£10 Million Fund to Drive Investment in Nature

Defra has announced a £10 Million Fund to Drive Private Sector Investment in Nature. The recognition that there is a desperate need to invest in nature, biodiversity and the benefits it provides, not only to the natural world but also those people that are surrounded by it, has just got a boost.

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National Planning Policy Framework Consultation

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) have launched a consultation, from 30 January 2021 to 27 March 2021, proposing a number of changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The majority of these changes relate to policy on quality and design of new developments in response to the recommendations of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission.

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Free CPD for Built Environment Professionals

Free CPD for Built Environment Professionals

Throughout 2021 the team at Wharton will be delivering FREE CPD via Zoom or other formats of virtual media that you prefer to use. We will also offer in-house training either at your offices or ours once we are able too.

If you are an architect, planning consultant, landscape architect or local planning authority and would like to book your Continuing Professional Development in ecology, biodiversity net gain, arboriculture, landscape design then please get in touch. Simply email hello@wnic.co.uk and we will be in touch to arrange a suitable date and time.

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