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Environmental Impact Assessment

ECOFACT Environmental Consultants has over ten years experience in the provision of and contribution to Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), which are part of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process.

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ECOFACT ensures that all reporting and environmental impact assessment projects carried out take account of the relevant legislative requirements and guideline documents available. We are constantly updating our references catalogue with new best practice guidelines and legislative amendments which influence the Environmental Impact Assessments we carry out, and Environmental Impact Statements we prepare.

Our consultants specialise in the ecological impact assessment elements of the EIA/EIS process; however, we have extensive experience in managing whole EIS projects, drawing on our close associations with other environmental consultants in specialist fields.

ECOFACT offers the following EIA/EIS services:

  • Completion of full EIS projects with a track record of planning approvals
  • Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA) – specialist services for the preparation of Flora, Fauna and Water Quality chapters within larger EIS projects.
  • Provision of Article 6 Appropriate Assessments for projects potentially affecting designated Natura 2000 conservation sites
  • Completion of Environmental and Ecological Scoping Studies for the early stages of the EIS/EIA process
  • Completion of full Baseline Environmental Constraints studies, prior to commissioning of detailed EIS
  • Provision of specialist consultancy with regard to mitigation measures and compensation for significant impacts.

Current News Stories:

  • 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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  • 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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