Baseline studies are required to establish an environmental benchmark against which future change may be measured. These studies often involve measurement of physical, chemical and biological parameters. Additionally socio-economic investigations are also undertaken in order to assess any potential adverse or beneficial impacts on the affected communities. We specialize and undertake all these assessments in order to facilitate project and management planning for receptor local communities and project implementation. This process entails transects walks, interviews, surveys, specimen sampling and production of Habitat maps as useful tools and techniques that facilitate the planning for a development and are essential for resource management purposes (e.g. protected areas). These are all conducted according to international and regional standards in conjunction with specimen testing undertaken at certified and accredited laboratories with the necessary QA and QC measures in place that ensure dependable results.