Articles

Drones and bat surveys

Throughout 2016 Practecology undertook a number of building surveys to determine the value of drones in facilitating the design of bat activity surveys.

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Practecology Goes Airborne

Loch Sunart from Morvern

Practecology has embraced modern technology and is now able to provide aerial photography and video using its Phantom 3 unmanned aerial vehicle or “drone”. We have obtained our permit for aerial works from the CAA and can now put our flying skills to the test.

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A Guide to Badger Surveys

The start of the survey season is a great opportunity to hone survey skills and improve our understanding of badgers before vegetation grows and starts to disguise some key signs. Practecology shares its experience from conducting badger surveys in Scotland.

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Bat Box Use and Preference

On completion of the assessment of 239 bat boxes erected as mitigation along the alignment of the AWPR a brief data review was undertaken to see if there were any patterns in use or preference of boxes by bats.

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