The Defence estate includes some of the UK’s most important wildlife sites and is unrivalled in terms of its size and the diversity of habitats and species it supports. Much of our estate is accessible to the public, and providing …
Olly Howells is a DIO ecologist.
The white-tailed eagle or sea eagle is Britain’s largest bird of prey, and was once widespread along the south coast of England before being driven to extinction by human persecution. To restore this lost species, Forestry England and the Roy …
Salisbury Plain is not only one of the military’s top training areas, it is also rich in wildlife and archaeological wonders. Read on to find out more from a DIO ecologist.
I'm Olly Howells and I work in a team of eight DIO ecologists who cover the whole of the UK and overseas. We work alongside staff with expertise in archaeology, public access, forestry, environmental planning and other specialist areas. My time is …
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- Supporting biodiversity on the MOD estate in Scotland 3 August 2023
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