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Our ecologists and environmental scientists provide a wide range of services to government agencies, public sector organisations and private companies. We specialise in consultancy projects within the Environmental Sciences including Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA), Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Article 6 Appropriate Assessment.

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  • ECOFACT is Ireland’s leading team of ecologists and environmental scientists.
  • We also provide a wide range of survey and monitoring services in relation to the natural environment.
  • These may take the form of one-off site assessments or long term monitoring projects over the working life of the project. We can also provide on-site consultancy and monitoring for environmental compliance with statutory obligations and prescribed mitigation measures.

Services provided by ECOFACT ecologists and environmental scientists across the Environmental Sciences include:

If you are interested in further information on ECOFACT or you would like one of our ecologists or environmental scientists to contact you, please let us know your requirements by emailing us directly at


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    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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  • 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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