GCS adopts a holistic approach in the compilation of the various ecological reports. GCS also comprises of expert knowledge in all relevant ecological factors (Marine, Terrestrial, Freshwater and Wetland Ecology ), aiming to provide the client with an integrated ecological plan that takes into consideration all environmental factors as a whole, and the way that they are interlinked.

Comprehensive  ecological  impact  assessment  studies  can  be  conducted  as  well  as  comprehensive  baseline  surveys  and  bio- monitoring.

The following ecological studies can be performed by GCS:

  • Wetland delineation, classification and functionality assessments
  • Wetland restoration and rehabilitation
  • Wetland Management plans
  • Biodiversity action plans
  • Ecological flow requirements
  • Habitat assessments
  • Ecological impact assessment
  • Ecological Management plans
  • Implement and design of bio-monitoring plans
  • Compliance Monitoring
  • Alien invasive species control & Management plans
  • Floral Surveys (Protected Tree’s)
  • Faunal Surveys
  • Avifaunal Surveys
  • Grazing Capacity Determination
  • Marine & Coastal impact assessments
  • Marine Modeling

The GCS Ecology team has been involved in ecological processes and related work for over 14 years. The team has a wide range of ecological expertise within fields of Marine, Terrestrial, Freshwater and Wetlands. GCS ecologists have been involved in the legislative aspects for a number of large-scale developments and multi-disciplinary projects. The aim of the unit is to provide a cost effective and efficient service to our clients, which is tailored to the specific requirements of each project.