Prediction and mitigation of impacts

After we have screened a project to see if it requires an EIA or not, and after we have conducted the scoping process (which includes baseline study, impact assessment in the form of checklists/matrices/networks and creating a ToR), we come to the third step of Environmental Impact Assessment: […]

Networks in Environmental Impact Assessment

The third common method of assessing impacts in EIA is called the Network method (checklists and matrices are the other two). This was first given by Sorenson in 1971, primarily to explain linkages between different environmental aspects. It is solely used to illustrate and understand primary, secondary and […]

Matrices in Environmental Impact Assessment

There are many methods by which we can assess the impact of a developmental project on our site and it’s various components. The simplest of these methods are checklists, which I’ve written about before. Checklists were too primitive to be used for large-scale projects. A step higher from […]

Animal protection through the ages

Animal rights and protection is a major force in today’s world. From preventing abuse of animals to conserving wildlife in forests, we are doing everything within our grasp to ensure we protect and preserve the huge variety of animal life around us. While buzz phrases like “conservation biology”, […]