We Are Now B-BBEE Level 2

The Biodiversity Company has partnered with the Lavela Trust to support the Msawawa informal settlement.

What We Do

At The Biodiversity Company we help to avoid and manage risks. We have a pragmatic approach for the management of biodiversity which takes into account all the relevant stakeholders including the environment that is potentially affected.

Consulting

We conduct ecological specialist studies in order to establish baseline conditions and where required, provide expert advice for the avoidance and mitigation of impacts associated with development. 

Control

We are experienced and independent environmental control officers (ECO), acting as quality controllers and monitoring agents regarding all environmental concerns and associated environmental impacts.

Compliance

We ensure that the client maintains an appropriate measure of compliance with environmental regulations by means of a legislative approach.

Consulting

We conduct ecological specialist studies in order to establish baseline conditions and where required, provide expert advice for the avoidance and mitigation of impacts associated with development.

Control

We are experienced and independent environmental control officers (ECO), acting as quality controllers and monitoring agents regarding all environmental concerns and associated environmental impacts.

Compliance

We ensure that the client maintains an appropriate measure of compliance with environmental regulations by means of a legislative approach.

Looking for practical and cost-effective biodiversity expertise by experienced ecologists?

EXPERIENCE

Project Phases

  • Exploration
  • Scoping
  • Baseline
  • Impact Assessments
  • Monitoring
  • Strategies & Policies
  • Rehabilitation Plans
  • Management Plans
  • Implementation

Sectors

  • Drilling
  • Mining
  • Natural Resources
  • Energy
  • Hydro (Water)
  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Petroleum
  • Engineering
  • Private

Studies

  • Pre-Feasibility
  • Feasibility
  • Monitoring
  • Strategies
  • Management Plans
  • Action Plans
  • Rehabilitation

Commodities

  • Oil & Gas
  • Coal
  • Platinum
  • Gold
  • Graphite
  • Iron Ore
  • Copper
  • Nickel
  • Sand

Freshwater Ecology

Specialist services include:

  • Biomonitoring (SASS5 accredited)
  • Water Quality Assessment
  • Water Sampling
  • Diatom Analysis
  • Toxicology
  • Instream Flow Requirements
  • Aquaculture Design
  • Community Structure Study
  • Critical Habitat Assessment
  • Rehabilitation Plans and Monitoring
  • Environmental Management Programmes
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Basic Assessments

Terrestrial Ecology

Specialist services include:

  • Animal, Avifaunal, Reptiles and Amphibian surveys
  • Species Identification
  • Community Structure Study
  • Critical Habitat Assessment
  • Biodiversity Value Study
  • Biodiversity Action Plans
  • Rehabilitation Plans and Monitoring
  • Relocation Plans (and Permits)
  • Game Reserve and Nature Reserve Management Plans
  • Environmental Management Programmes
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Basic Assessments

Vegetation

Specialist services include:

  • Species Identification (Confirm the presence or absence of indigenous veg)
  • Plant Community Structure Description
  • Plant Community Condition and Distribution
  • Veld Management
  • Carrying Capacity
  • Management Plans
  • Rehabilitation Plans and Monitoring
  • Species Identification
  • Critical Habitat Assessment
  • Biodiversity Value Study
  • Biodiversity Action Plans
  • Environmental Management Programmes
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Basic Assessments

Wetlands

Specialist services include:

  • Wetland Delineations
  • Functional Assessments
  • Rehabilitation Plans
  • Monitoring
  • Offset Strategy / Plans
  • Environmental Management Programmes
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Basic Assessments

Soils / Agricultural Potential

Specialist services include:

  • Predictive Soil Mapping
  • Soil Classification & Delineation
  • Land Use Assessment
  • Land Capability Description
  • Land Management Strategy
  • Agricultural (Fertility) Assessment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Stripping Guideline

Hydropedology Division

TBC conducts varying levels of hydropedology studies, the level being determined by the planned project. Our in-house expertise and combination of soil, hydrology and wetland ecology services enables us to be competent and comprehensive in this service offering. Our scientists are registered professionals.

Hydrology

Specialist services include:

  • Floodlines
  • Water Balance
  • Stormwater Management Plans
  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Environmental Management Programmes
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Basic Assessments

Bespoke Services

We like to dabble in a few things, generally just trying to be creative and take the initiative to solve issues at hand. This dabbling has actually allowed us to develop other skills that can add value to projects.

We have gained experience in the following:

  • Storm water management designs and planning
  • Irrigation design
  • Flood line calculations
  • Rainfall/flood return period calculations
  • Surface & groundwater sampling & analysis
  • Aquaculture design
  • Telemetry & tracking
  • Nursery designs
  • Species search & rescue (relocations)