Plants, animals and their natural habitats are coming under increased pressure as land is developed for other uses. With careful planning and appropriate protective and support measures, long-term impairments can be prevented or at least minimized. This is also our role when we assess the impact of construction projects and implement measures.
We have many years of extensive and in-depth experience in flora, fauna and habitats - especially in the following areas:
Assessment of impacts on natural habitats: Based on available information (e.g. nature conservation inventories) and our own investigations, we survey the status of the habitats in an area and identify valuable natural objects. We assess the impact of projects on the surrounding habitats of flora and fauna as well as on ecological connectivity.
Planning of protective measures: We help optimize projects to protect valuable natural objects. At the same time we plan measures to protect plants and animals and their habitats and how they are connected to one another.
Planning of compensation and mitigation measures: Interventions in natural habitats cannot always be entirely avoided. Which is why we plan measures that create new natural value and thus compensate for project-specific interventions.
Creating habitat balance sheets: Habitat balance sheets compare losses and gains and are therefore an effective tool for assessing a project's impact. We use existing evaluation methods or develop new, project-specific solutions.
In our work we maintain close cooperation with the relevant agencies and involve other nature conservation professionals when necessary. This makes it possible for us to develop solutions that ensure intact habitats over the long run.