At REC we are committed to keeping our staff’s continuing professional development profiles up to date by attending conferences and training courses. Last month, REC attended the 2014 Joint Scientific Meeting organised each December by Amphibian and Reptile Conservation and the British Herpetological Society in Bournemouth.
The event comprised a series of presentations on research studies undertaken by leading UK universities and conservation bodies. Particularly relevant for our ecological consultants were talks on the great crested newt and the grass snake. By having a better understanding of the biology and ecology of our protected species, we can deliver a more efficient service to our clients and also ensure the conservation of British wildlife. Additionally, the event offered REC’s consultants a fantastic opportunity to network with fellow ecologists and scientists.
REC’s ecology team comprises professionally qualified consultants who specialise in the delivery of protected species assessments, including amphibian and reptile surveys. All REC ecologists regularly take part in-house and external training activities, allowing us to maintain and improve our skills and provide pragmatic solutions for our clients.