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July 16, 2013



It will be interesting to see if Derby City Council thinks biodiversity offsetting will get it out of a hole of its own making.

Right next to Derby County Football Stadium is The Sanctuary - the city's first bird reserve, opened by the Secretary of State for the Environment in 2004, Margaret Beckett.

Now Derby Council wants to use lottery money from Sport England to build a 1.5km closed circuit cycle race track on top of habitat used by breeding skylark, lapwing and little ringed plover. It's going to be a battle to stop them de-declaring a LNR. We now wonder if it thinks that Biodiversity Offsetting will somehow let it off the hook. Time will tell!

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Calumma Ecological Services

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    Calumma Ecological Services is a Kent based ecological consultancy that specialises in protected species surveys and habitat assessments.

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    As principal ecologist for Calumma Ecological Services, I am able to put my interest in reptiles and amphibians to good effect. Like most folks that work with wildlife, my activities extend beyond just 'the job' and I am also involved with several local conservation groups. Being the county recorder for reptiles and amphibians in Kent certainly helps me to fill in those spare moments when I'm not busy with the kids!

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