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Environmental Impact Assessments

By combining a thorough understanding of IFC Performance Standards, the Equator Principles and other regional regulations with an impartial, evidence based approach, we provide our customers with balanced, sound ecological advice relating to their proposed developments.

One of our client managers will work with the appropriate ecology professionals and your in-house team to manage the project and communications between all parties.

We work with you throughout the EIA process from the site identification stage and planning application to attending Public Inquiries where necessary. In addition, we provide on-going monitoring both during and post development.

Working with ecologists from the BTO, partner scientific organisations and field specialists, the Environmental Impact Assessment services we deliverer to our customers cover the following:

Full Baseline Survey

Full Baseline Survey

A more rigorous, biodiversity assessment covering all key habitats and taxa identified either during a previous rapid assessment or other surveys.

Taxonomic Expertise

Identifying species by processing samples against reference collections; birds are generally identified in the field but this step will be pertinent to other taxa such as fish and plants.

Analysis

Collating and analysing data collected from the fieldwork.
Reporting

Reporting

Identifying the key and critical habitats and species from the biodiversity surveys and the threats/opportunities from the development.

Assessment

Identifying the impact of the specific threat/opportunities, of the development on the biodiversity.

Recommendations

Making recommendations to mitigate the impact i.e. reducing the impact on the identified threats or compensate by, for example, enhancing the biodiversity value of existing habitats or creating new habitat to offset the loss caused by the development.

Rapid Assessments

A short survey designed to identify the important habitats and species they support. A stratified sample of each habitat is appraised to find critical species or habitats and highlight areas and habitats that need a more in-depth assessment.