An Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA) can be a stand-alone report or can be incorporated into a more comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) as a Biodiversity Chapter.
What is the Difference between an Appropriate Assessment / Natura Impact Statement and an Ecological Impact Assessment?
While an EcIA can incorporate elements of a AA and NIS report it also considers the wider scope of protected species in Ireland, and while a AA and NIS have emphasis on species and habitats protected by EU legislation (the Habitats Directive), other species such as Badger, our 9 resident Bat Species, Pine Marten, Red Squirrel are all protected under the Wildlife Acts (1976 to 2018) (but may also be listed on EU legislation).
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Ash Ecology has recently written chapters for EIAR reports in projects located in Waterford, Kilkenny and Tipperary