Preparing Natura Impact Statements (and AA Screenings)


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Preparing Natura Impact Statements (and AA Screenings)

Target group(s)
Ecologist (beginner/improver)

To help this group to advise clients and plan projects in compliance with the Habitats Directive and subsequent case law.

Trainer Bio
Marie Louise Heffernan CEnv, MCIEEM MSc has 25 years’ experience working on the Habitats Directive through her company Aster Environmental Consultants. She has trained over 500 professionals to date in this area.

Course format
Online live on Zoom. Details will be sent prior to the course.

Learning Objective
The course will teach participants to
1.       Understand the background to Natura 2000 network designations, the rationale and site selection process.
2.       Apply  the Legal aspects of the Habitats Directive – planning and case law to their assessments
3.       Use the associated HD terminology proficiently and correctly
4.       Use the Conservation Objectives  as the benchmark and effective tool for their assessments
5.       Carry out a basic AA Screening/NIS

Note: On demand courses – learning objectives to be agreed.

Materials Provided
Slides as shown during course and simple guide for future reference

Min-max numbers required

Full day course.

See above for upcoming dates. Times TBC.


15% discount for 2 or 3 booked together
25% discount for 4+ together
20% discount for Unemployed or Students. Please contact us for a coupon code prior to booking online.

Available on demand Y/N
Yes on request


On demand 1 on 1 courses

Duration 3 hours
Learning objectives and times to be agreed
Cost €500


Payment options
Payments can be made by credit card, PayPal, cheque or PO (purchase order). Options available on the checkout page. Send cheques or POs to Aster Environmental Consultants, Letterfrack, Co. Galway. Once payment has been received your registration will be confirmed.


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