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We have extensive experience in the provision of Ecological reporting for the Commerical and Recreational sectors. ..

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Commercial & Recreational

Ecofact services frequently utilised by the Commercial and Recreational industry sector are during the project feasibility and planning stage.

We have extensive experience in the provision of Ecological Constraints reporting, full Ecological Impact Assessment; the completion of Flora and Fauna chapters for the Environmental Impact Assessment; Strategic Environmental Assessments; and Appropriate Assessment reporting to fulfil planning requirements.

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  • Baseline surveys offered include protected terrestrial species surveys for badgers, bats, dedicated bird surveys and for protected invertebrates including Marsh fritillary and Whorl snails.
  • Our specialist aquatic survey capabilities include biological water quality assessments; protected invertebrate species (White-clawed crayfish, Freshwater pearl mussel etc.) surveys; and electrical fishing surveys, fisheries and fish passage constraints studies.
  • Post-planning Ecofact provide construction phase ecological monitoring (Ecological Clerk of Works) and follow-up ecological surveys in compliance with planning conditions or further requests.

The maintenance of ongoing relationships with commercial enterprises is an important element of our business and we are responsible for the completion of a number of annual waste discharge licence monitoring and water quality monitoring programmes at factory sites across the country.

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  • 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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