Green spaces, landscape and biodiversity Projects

Framework contract for monitoring of LIFE projects (action grants and operating grants), communication about the LIFE programme and other linked activities

LIFE (L’Instrument Financier pour l’Environnement) is the main European Commission funding mechanism for improving the state of the environment in the European Union. The LIFE+ budget is EUR 2,143 billion and the programme runs from 2014 – 2020. The present contract deals with the monitoring of the 5 brands of the LIFE Programme: LIFE Environment, LIFE …

Environmental Impact Assessment Studies

Members of Prospect team were involved in several Environmental Impact Assessment Studies (EIAS). We typically implement the biodiversity aspects of the assessment studies as subcontractors or directly for the company. Our skills include the appropriate evaluation of environmental impacts on Natura 2000 sites (Article 6 of the Habitats Directive), including the proposal of mitigation measures.

DOSTRADE: Study and drafting of an integrated vision for sustainable development of the transboundary upper Scheldt river basin

The vision and development strategy for the transboundary upper Scheldt river basin is based on an integrated approach covering ecology, agriculture, industry, river transport, tourism, cultural life, urban development and general quality of life. For each topic an in-depth situation analysis was made. The project area concerned three regions in two different countries resulting in …

Identification and Formulation of Integrated ASEAN Climate Change & Biodiversity Projects

The overall objective of this project was to develop appropriate intervention measures for EU-ASEAN support actions addressing initiatives related to biodiversity conservation for the period 2014-2020, that also contribute to poverty reduction in the long term. A detailed strategy was elaborated in this regard. As part of the strategy two interventions focusing on climate change …

Technical assistance for the monitoring of LIFE projects (action grants and operational grants), communication about the LIFE programme and other linked activities

LIFE (L’Instrument Financier pour l’Environnement) is the main European Commission funding mechanism for improving the state of the environment in the European Union. This contract dealt with the monitoring of the 4 brands of the LIFE Programme: LIFE Environment, LIFE Nature & Biodiversity , LIFE Information & Good Governance and LIFE NGO. Activities included: Providing technical …

Support to implementation of the Birds and Habitats Directives in Bosnia and Herzegovina

This project developed a proposal for the Natura 2000 network in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In order to select the sites, national criteria were drafted, reference lists were established for habitats and species and scientific data was complemented with field data. In a second step, guidelines for Natura 2000 management plan preparation were elaborated and additionally …

Scientific review of the Regional Decrees for the establishment of the Natura 2000 legislation for Brussels

The ministry of Environment and Nature Conservation, of the Brussels Region prepares the official designation of the three Natura 2000 sites in the Region. This official designation includes the conservation objectives and the management plans. The legal and scientific review of the drafts of Regional Decrees were done by Prospect C&S. This mission illustrates the …

Protection of forests and livelihoods improvement in the Alaotra Mangoro Region, Madagascar

The purpose of this assignment was to conduct a feasibility study on a pilot project for improving livelihoods while promoting sustainable natural resources management around the protected forest areas of Alaotra Mangoro region, in support to the national NGO Ecodev who had identified the project. Capacity building assistance (on-the-job learning) was provided to Ecodev to …

Mapping, inventories and ecological management of railway embankments in Brussels

Based on extensive vegetation inventories and mapping, adequate management plans were developed. In a first step railway banks with potential ecological value were identified through interpretation of aerial photographs and GIS mapping. The outcome was validated and refined by field inventories, resulting in a detailed identification of the areas of ecological interest. Management plans were …