Mitigating Measures

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Organisation profile

Aster Environmental Consultants Ltd through the Ecology Centre ( have been offering courses in Habitats Directive and impact assessment for twelve years. We have been contracted by competent authorities; county councils, state bodies and private consultancies to provide bespoke Ecological courses to them over that period. We have trained over 500 professionals also helped to design and given advice on templates for Appropriate Assessment and plain English guidance notes.

Training aim

To help this group to advise clients and plan projects in relation to legal requirements for mitigation.

Learning objectives

1.           Identify mitigation required in respect of species and habitats

2.           Understand the three types of mitigation: avoidance, management and physical mitigation.

3.           Apply best practice mitigation measures for habitats and species listed under the Wildlife Act and Habitats Directive

Course outline

Mitigation has become a legal requirement in respect of projects that require Natura Impact Statement. Thus to meet the requirements of the directive it is essential that mitigation works effectively to protect habitats and species. This course will look at the legal aspects or mitigation and explore mitigation methods appropriate for habitats and species of conservation concern.

Trainer's profile

Marie Louise is a chartered environmentalist with the Society of the Environment UK and a training provider for, and full member of, the Chartered Institute for Ecology and Environmental Management (MCIEEM).

She has worked as an environmental consultant ecologist since 1997 establishing Aster Environmental Consultants in 2002 and the Ecology Centre in 2012.

Course duration

Two half days by Zoom or one full day in person.

Assessment & certification

A certificate of attendance will be supplied with Engineers Ireland Logo

Who should attend

Consulting engineers and any with engineers involved in project design or management.