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A core area of our work is the preparation of Flora and Fauna assessments at the planning stage of national infrastructure projects..

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Infrastructure Projects

A core area of our work is the preparation of Flora and Fauna assessments at the planning stage of national infrastructure projects.

ECOFACT has extensive experience in the provision of Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA) for large-scale infrastructure projects, where we have undertaken detailed studies of habitats, flora and fauna in terrestrial, freshwater and marine habitats following the National Roads Authority Guidelines where applicable. ECOFACT can also provide mitigation measures for key ecological receptors identified.

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  • Infrastructure projects in the aquatic environment have the potential to significantly affect both water quality and ecological interests. This applies to proposed watercourse crossings, culverting, abstractions, river re-alignment and flood alleviation works.
  • ECOFACT maintains in-house expertise in the assessment of impacts and the provision of effective mitigation to limit potential impacts arising from in-stream works.

Infrastructure projects which we are currently, or have recently been involved in, are detailed in the links below.

We also provide post-planning ecological surveys to meet planning conditions and construction phase site monitoring.

ECOFACT is committed to a fast and efficient turnaround of field data leading to the production of high quality reporting.

Current News Stories:

  • Major new book – Wildlife and Wind Farms

    A major new book will be published in May 2017 entitled ‘Wildlife and Wind Farms: Conflicts and Solutions’. Volume 1 of this book includes a chapter prepared by Ecofact Principal Ecologist Dr. William O’Connor. The two-volume set provides a comprehensive overview of the interactions between wind farms and wildlife, each volume dedicated to one of the two […]

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  • Surveying wintering birds in the Irish Midlands

    Our staff are currently undertaking a number of wintering bird surveys in the Irish Midlands. Here we have provided some photos and videos from bird surveys we undertook during December 2015. Our bird surveys are undertaken to inform both the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Natura Impact Statement (NIS) reports being prepared for proposed wind energy […]

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  • Marine and estuarine ecology surveys

    Marine and estuarine ecological surveys are a key service provided by ECOFACT. These surveys are undertaken for a number of purposes, including informing the Environmental Impact Assessments and Article 6 Appropriate Assessments of proposed developments affecting the marine / estuarine environment. These surveys are also to monitor the impact of industrial and municipal discharges and aquaculture […]

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  • Freshwater Pearl Mussel surveys

    The Freshwater Pearl Mussel Margaritifera margaritifera is a (freshwater) bivalve listed under Annex II and V of the EU Habitats Directive. It is legally protected in Ireland under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife Act (1976 (Protection of Wild Animals) (Statutory Instrument No. 112, 1990) and the European Communities (Natural Habitats) Regulations (Statutory Instrument No. 94, 1997). Owing […]

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  • Our latest freshwater ecology surveys

    The gallery below is a selection of photos from the aquatic ecology survey work we completed during August and September 2015. The surveys here are being undertaken to inform projects such as the management of waste water treatment plants and water abstraction schemes. The work will also be used to inform environmental impact assessments and appropriate assessments of proposed […]

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