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BIODIVERSITY SERVICES

Our team of specialists is prepared to fulfill all biodiversity-related tasks, ranging from conducting inventories of habitats and species to performing services aligned with the regulations and performance benchmarks set by international funding organizations such as IFC, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and The World Bank.

Corporate Biodiversity

We support private clients to understand their company’s impact on biodiversity, a process that is carried out according to an IUCN Standard regarding biodiversity. This process involves identifying species, habitats and ecosystem services to develop a corporate vision, goal and objectives for biodiversity and identifying key strategies to achieve them.

Inventory and mapping of species, habitats, ecosystems

Our team of specialists conducts comprehensive habitat inventory and mapping services utilizing a combination of conventional field data collection techniques, satellite imagery and drone analysis, as well as genetic (DNA) methods. We frequently use the eDNA method which is an accurate, comprehensive and rapid method to determine species.

Inventory of biodiversity according to International Standards and Performance Criteria

Our team conducts biodiversity inventory studies according to the International Best Practices for Biodiversity Management (IFC/BERD). These standards have similar objectives to protect and conserve biodiversity and habitats, encourage implementation of the mitigation hierarchy and promote sustainable management of living natural resources.

These performance standards/criteria (IFC PS6 – Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of Living Natural Resources as well as EBRD – PR 6: Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of Living Natural Resources) require careful assessment and monitoring of the impacts on environment and biodiversity.

Biodiversity Monitoring (pre-construction, during construction or post-construction)

Our experienced team of biologists and ecologists offer comprehensive biodiversity monitoring services. Biodiversity monitoring refers to the collection and analysis of data to understand and assess changes in biodiversity indices over time. It involves identifying, recording and monitoring species, habitats and ecosystems in a given geographical area or time frame.

Biodiversity monitoring can involve different methods such as recording direct observations of species, collecting biological samples, using environmental monitoring technologies (such as monitoring cameras) and statistical analysis of the data collected.

Ecological Clerk of Works

By involving an Ecological Clerk of Works during the construction of an investment objective located in sensitive areas such as natural protected areas of community importance, companies ensure that legal aspects regarding the management of biodiversity are known and respected during construction and that appropriate measures are taken to minimize the impact on species and habitats.

Our team includes Ecological Clerk of Works with experience in the management of construction projects. An Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) is a specialist in ecology and conservation who is employed to monitor and ensure compliance with ecological issues during a the construction or development of a project.

The main role is to safeguard biodiversity and manage any issues which may rise during construction works, ensuring that impacts on species and habitats are minimised and that biodiversity regulations, environmental standards or best practice are respected.

The roles and responsibilities of an Ecological Clerk of Works include:

  • Providing advice and technical assistance regarding the ecological aspects of the construction project. The Ecological Clerk can work with the design and construction team to develop plans and strategies that minimize biodiversity impacts and comply with regulations in force.
  • Performing direct supervision of construction works to ensure that biodiversity protection measures are respected and that they comply with legal requirements. They will be preparing reports on the implementation of biodiversity impact mitigation measures.
  • Interacting with stakeholders, acting as an interface between the project developer, environmental authorities and other stakeholders involved such as conservation organisations or local communities. He will be communicating and collaborating closely with them to ensure an integrated and responsible approach to manage biodiversity and environmental impacts.
  • Organizing trainings, toolbox talks and awareness-raising sessions for the construction team regarding the environmental and biodiversity aspects of the project.

Biodiversity Management Plan

Our team develops biodiversity management plans for projects that have the potential to generate a wide range of biodiversity impacts. The plan details how minimum requirements and conditions are set for biodiversity protection, both in the pre-construction phase and during construction and operation.

Biodiversity Monitoring Plan

Our team develops biodiversity management plans for projects that have the potential to generate a wide range of biodiversity impacts. The plan details how minimum requirements and conditions are set for biodiversity protection, both in the pre-construction phase and during construction and operation. The main purpose of such a plan is to assess and track changes over time. The plan identifies specific objectives for monitoring biodiversity in the area, which may relate to assessing the status of biodiversity, identifying trends and changes over time, monitoring threatened species or important habitats, or evaluating the effectiveness of mitigation measures.

The plan sets out the indicators and methods to be used for data collection, specifies the period and frequency of monitoring according to species life cycles and ecological seasons.

Biodiversity Management Plan

Our team develops biodiversity management plans for projects that have the potential to generate a wide range of biodiversity impacts. The plan details how minimum requirements and conditions are set for biodiversity protection, both in the pre-construction phase and during construction and operation.

Habitat Enhancement Plan

Habitat Enhancement Plans are comprehensive studies developed to guide and manage specific actions to improve the condition of natural habitats and species in a particular area or ecosystem. The main objective of this type of plan is the enhancement of biodiversity and also to conserve and protect biodiversity and to restore or create favourable environments for species and their habitats (creation of water areas, sand dunes, forests, etc.).

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