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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:

  • Bats surveys for wind turbines – new guidance

    Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) published new guidance in January 2019 for bats surveys at wind farm sites. These new guidelines are entitled “Bats and onshore wind turbines – survey, assessment and mitigation”. The document incorporates findings from the latest research on the impact of wind farms on bats.  It is endorsed by all the statutory […]

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  • Non-volant mammal surveys 2019

    We are one of the leading companies in Ireland providing mammal surveys and assessments. We provide expert advise on both bats and terrestrial non-volant (i.e. non-flying) mammals. We undertake surveys for all terrestrial non-volant mammal species in Ireland, including Badger, Otter, Red Squirrel, Pine Marten, and non-native American Mink, among others. Our staff are fully […]

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  • Filming a documentary on Sea Lampreys

    We were delighted to work recently with BBC Earth on a documentary on Sea Lampreys Petromyzon marinus. The filming took place during early-June 2017 on the old River Shannon at Castleconnell, Co Limerick. This is part of the Lower River Shannon Special Area of Conservation, and Sea Lampreys are a key conservation interest of this […]

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  • 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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