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Ecological assessment: An initial evaluation of the ecological input in environmental impact assessment reports in Bahrain

Lookup NU author(s): Humood Naser, Professor John BythellORCiD, Dr Jeremy Thomason



Ecological assessment forms a fundamental part of environmental impact assessment. The quality of ecological input in 15 Bahraini EIA reports concerning coastal and marine developments produced between 1996 and 2004 was evaluated using adopted criteria. The overall quality indicated that eight reports were assessed as borderline quality, and seven reports were found to be of poor quality. Major shortcomings included limited new ecological surveys, inadequate evaluation of impacts, neglecting cumulative and long-term impacts, and failing to address adequately mitigation and monitoring measures. © IAIA 2008.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Naser H, Bythell J, Thomason J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal

Year: 2008

Volume: 26

Issue: 3

Pages: 201-208

Print publication date: 01/09/2008

Date deposited: 03/02/2010

ISSN (print): 1461-5517

ISSN (electronic): 1471-5465

Publisher: Beech Tree Publishing


DOI: 10.3152/146155108X333271


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