Biodiversity Solutions was established in 2009 by a group of self-employed ecologists in West Wales to act as their marketing and office portal and to seek to put something back into conservation in the area. The company is a non-profit making social enterprise whose income is derived from a small charge to ecologists for the services provided and any surplus is dedicated to conservation projects.
The office is manned by Sally Archer-Thomson, an Environmental Science graduate, and is based near Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire. She will deal with enquiries promptly and engages with ecologists on a daily basis.
Current ecologists who are members of Biodiversity Solutions enterprise:
Anna is a very experienced and licensed bat surveyor and is an appointed bat advisor for Natural Resources Wales. She is a very good botanist and all-round naturalist and has a wide experience of studying and surveying plants, seabirds and sea mammals. Anna has over 30 years of experience in a wide range of habitats and is based in west Pembrokeshire. As one of the most active ecologists in the area she has accrued a long list of clients and can be contacted at email@example.com
Debbie Kearsley-Evans BSc (Hons), PgDip
Debbie is an experienced ecologist and has been responsible for the conservation management of large land holdings. She is a licensed and experienced bat surveyor, an accomplished botanist and has a great deal of experience of dealing with invasive species. Debbie is based in West Glamorgan and works closely with Anna in a range of projects. She carries out work in West Glamorgan and Carmarthenshire and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Leander Wolstenholme BSc (Hons), PhD (Glaswellt Ecology)
Having worked as the Head of Botany at the World Museum Liverpool and the Curator of Botany at the Manchester Museum, Leander is first and foremost a botanist and specialises in all manner of plant-based surveys; phase 1 extended phase, NVC and monitoring surveys etc. He is a good all-rounder and has been involved in many bird, mammal and amphibian surveys in his time. He now lives in north Pembrokeshire and can be contacted at email@example.com
Sian Williams BSc (Hons), CEnv, MCIEEM (Kite Ecology)
Sian is an established ecological consultant with over ten years practical experience, and has NRW licenses for bats, dormice, great crested newts, otters and water voles. She is an experienced mammal ecologist with a special interest in bats. Her experience and knowledge are highly respected. Sian is based in south Pembrokeshire and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
David Gardner, B.Sc. (Hons.) M.Sc.
David has worked for most of his life in the fields of environmental management and conservation in West Wales, firstly as Manager of a salmon and trout re-stocking farm and then as Fisheries and Conservation Manager. He has also spent 5 years working with the inshore commercial fishing industry to improve their environmental and financial sustainability and has previously served on the RSPB Wales Advisory Committee and as Chairman of the Wildlife Trust of S & W Wales. He is currently assisting the Pembrokeshire Rivers Trust with riverine habitat and ecological improvement work and can be contacted at David4Fish@aol.com
Russ & Ginny Spenceley (Silent World)
For over 20 years this partnership has looked after and specialised in reptiles. They are experienced surveyors and advisors and have worked on some very large projects including those where translocation of animals is required. They also run the Pembrokeshire Hogspital helping to conserve hedgehogs in Pembrokeshire and can be contacted at email@example.com
Jon Hudson, B.Sc (Hons.) MCIEEM (Jon Hudson Ecological Consultancy)
Jon is a Pembrokeshire based Ecologist with many years of experience both as a consultant and in Statutory Nature Conservation organisations. He undertake surveys and monitoring contracts for nature conservation bodies, private individuals and businesses throughout Wales and beyond. As well as undertaking habitat surveys (Phase I & Phase 2), he specialises in developing monitoring programs and producing management plans, ecological site assessment, mitigation advice, habitat creation and restoration, general ecological and biodiversity advice. Past and Present clients include: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, Environment Agency Wales, Countryside Council for Wales, West Wales Biodiversity Information Centre and the National Trust. Jon can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org