Special Ecological Assessment Study for a 5 Star Superior Tourist Investment
Subject: Investigation of environmental impacts on a site belonging to the Natura 2000 network of protected areas.
Client: Multinational Tourism Investment company.
Investment category: tourism
Location: Regional unit of Lefkada
Description: Study on the impacts of the tourist investment on the Natura 2000 site. We conducted cost-efficient field-works to map terrestrial and marine habitats and species, as well as birds. In addition we examined threats and impacts on the natural environment in the present, during contruction and during operation of the project. Our outcome supported a Strategic Environmental Assessment and an Environmental Impact Assessment.
Environment: Site surveys were carried out and fauna – flora species were recorded in the terrestrial part of the area by experienced biologists, with emphasis on reptiles and small mammals, habitats vegetation, as well as on human interventions. The area was also mapped and several species present in the area were recorded. For the exploration of the marine environment, experienced divers-oceanographers carried out research on the marine habitats and took underwater visual material related to the species in the project area.