Floradata’s skill resource pool makes it a specialist in biodiversity monitoring studies, particularly in monitoring plant communities, namely flora, vegetation and habitats. Our specialists in plant identification are able to offer support to other environment professionals and consultants who need to identify plant specimens found during their projects, including ornamental plants. Floradata also performs monitoring of mammals, birds, bats, reptiles, amphibians and fish. We provide support to garden and park projects, advising on the best plant species to use, making sure the acquired plants are of the right species, and accompanying the project implementation.
Floradata is also capable of designing and implementing conservation projects aimed at threatened species, habitat restoration and invasive species’ control and eradication.
Floradata can also implement Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Biodiversity at the client’s request, allowing easy analysis and management of spatial data, thereby improving control over the identified natural values. Georeferencing, analysis and cartography of natural values provides invaluable support to decision making and evaluation, and to planning and management. Cartography of natural values (flora, fauna, vegetation and habitats) is indispensable for Environmental Assessment, Environmental Impact Assessment, Strategic Environmental Evaluation, and Ecological Baseline Studies. Floradata also has a wide experience developing Natural Values’ Management Plans, with value prioritization, threat assessment, conservation measures and proposal of compatibilization measures for the different uses and interests, according to the objectives of the Plan.
Services offered for Biodiversity:
- Monitoring of flora, vegetation and habitats;
- Monitoring of land animals, including bats, and water animals;
- Monitoring of the effects of road aversion and road accidents involving animals;
- Surveying of flora and fauna;
- Identification of native and exotic flora, including ornamentals;
- Surveying of habitats and vegetation based on previous information;
- Supporting park and garden projects, advising the adequate species and accompanying project implementation:
- Designing and implementing plant conservation projects, habitat restoration and exotic species’ control and eradication;
- Geographic Information Systems for Flora, including georeferencing rare plants, exotics and trees;
- Geographic Information Systems for Vegetation and natural habitats, including cartography at appropriate scales;
- Geographic Information Systems for Fauna;
- Ecological studies with evaluation of conservation status of natural values (flora, fauna, vegetation and habitats)
- Natural Values’ Management Plans;
- Legal proceedings, with the relevant authorities, for certification of regional and local protected areas, of different categories (nature park, nature reserve, protected landscape or natural monument);
- Legal proceedings, with the relevant authorities, for certification of private protected areas.