When potential effects on protected areas cannot be ruled out we undertake an Appropriate Assessment. In some cases, permits may be required for the project. Guidelines and monitoring programmes are often required, such as under the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), which have been developed to protect, conserve and restore the marine and freshwater environments.
Our ecologists have specialist knowledge of wildlife laws and legislation. We can discuss and develop practical research, solutions and mitigation and compensation measures.