Management plans

Biodiversity management systems

Integrating biodiversity thinking into resource development projects

Biodiversity conservation has become a significant risk in most resource development projects, and EEM has developed the expertise and resources to manage and mitigate this risk.  We have developed biodiversity management strategies and plans for clients in Canada and West Africa.

The primary goal is to seek to avoid impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services. We do this by integrating biodiversity into the project development process, then helping you manage it as a business risk and an opportunity.  Where impact avoidance is not possible, we work to develop measures to minimize impacts and to implement good practice rehabilitation.  If the predicted residual impacts are still considered significant, then we develop offsetting measures.

Our offer

EEM offers the following biodiversity management services:

  • Assessment of medium- and long-term impacts of project development on key species of concern.
  • Development and coordination of compensation and offset feasibility assessments where impact avoidance is not possible.
  • Engagement with affected communities and other stakeholders (e.g. governments, NGOs) through consultation.
  • Development of comprehensive management frameworks and plans, including specific action plans for habitats and species.

Our approach

EEM’s integrated approach to managing the biodiversity risks of clients:

  • Develops understanding of the biological baseline of the study area, the local and regional situations and all stakeholder interests to build the business case for biodiversity management in parallel with project development.
  • Builds frameworks and action plans designed to achieve a no net loss of biodiversity and a net gain for those features that trigger critical habitat designation through application of the mitigation hierarchy.
  • Ensures effective and independent monitoring.
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