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ECOFACT are leaders in Ireland the provision of Ecological Impact Assessment services. We follow the guidelines for Ecological Impact Assessment provided by the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (IEEM). Our Environmental Assessment Services include:

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We are experts in identifying and evaluating ecological features, characterising and quantifying impacts and assessing their significance, minimising negative impacts and maximising positive outcomes through the project design process, identifying legal and policy implications and their consequences for decision making.

We also appreciate the role of stakeholders in achieving maximum benefits for biodiversity.

We ensuring structured ecological input at all stages of project design and implementation and try to obtain the best possible outcomes for biodiversity, while remaining client focussed.

If you are interested in further information on ECOFACT or you would like a consultant to contact you, please let us know your requirements by emailing us directly at info@ecofact.ie.

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