New and Updated Ecological Guidance Publications

The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) has published two new guidance documents on ecology, and updated two others.

CIEEM has produced this list of ecological surveys - for the UK and Ireland - to describe the purpose of each survey type. When assessing planning applications, the relevant authority will need to consider whether the project accords with nature conservation legislation and planning policy. The document containing the list can be downloaded from the following link:

https://www.cieem.net/data/files/Publications/Guide_to_Ecological_Surveys_and_Their_Purpose_Dec2017.pdf

CIEEM, has also produced a Good Practice Guidance to support the work of members, which lists key references for species and habitat survey, mitigation, management and monitoring in the UK and Ireland. The lists are intended to signpost the most up-to-date guidance documents, where they exist. The lists can be found in the members' area of the CIEEM website, under 'Guidance'.

The first of the two updated guidance publications is a set of Guidelines for Preliminary Ecological Appraisal. These updated guidelines have been produced with the intention of providing best practice guidance for those undertaking preliminary ecological surveys and appraisals, and provide a common framework for Preliminary Ecological Appraisals in order to promote better communication, understanding and cooperation between stakeholders. The document containing the list can be downloaded from the following link:

https://www.cieem.net/data/files/Publications/Guidelines_for_Preliminary_Ecological_Appraisal_Dec2017.pdf

The final updated guidance document is the second edition of Guidelines for Ecological Report Writing. This updated guidance is a well-written succinct report, which serves the purpose for which it is intended, is tailored to the requirements of the reader and answers the brief agreed with the client. It should inspire the reader’s confidence in the content, it should avoid any misunderstanding, and minimise the risk of unintended financial or legal consequences. The intention with these guidelines is to provide a framework for the preparation of a good report. The document containing the list can be downloaded from the following link:

https://www.cieem.net/data/files/Publications/Ecological_Report_Writing_Dec2017.pdf

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