Biodiversity

MTL Consulting limited believes biodiversity to be the central factor that cuts across all issues pertaining to development. Our company thrives to ensure sustainable use, and conservation of natural resources thus promoting for sustainable development. MTL Consulting limited also believes that biodiversity contributes to economic development and sustainable social livelihoods as such it portrays a significant role “cross cutting” in many if not all forms of livelihoods. MTL offers the following services:
• Assessment of ecosystem services
• Vegetation mapping and Fauna inventories
• Ecological monitoring
• Consultation services on Rehabilitation and Restoration of degraded ecosystems
• Consultation on Conservation education and trainings and
• Biodiversity planning in developmental projects
Assessment of biodiversity and/or ecology is done in two main groups of species communities namely:
• Flora species
• Fauna species
Their assessments are sub-categorized further to represent different assemblage in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems which include;
• Mammals
• Reptiles
• Birds
• Amphibians
• Insects
• Fish communities
• Flora/plant communities
We focus in serving our clients to achieve an ecologically sustainable base for development, delivering practical solutions for managing biodiversity risk and achieving positive conservation outcomes.
MTL has successfully conducted biodiversity assessments for the Ntaka Hill Nickel Project in Nachingwea, Uranium Project in Mkuju, Panda Hill Niobium Mining in Mbeya, Graphite Project in Ruangwa and Mahenge, for more information on the list of projects accomplished please visit our home page
Undertaking biodiversity Assessment is a legal requirement in Tanzania  and MTL company conducts consultation abiding with the following legal frameworks namely: the Environmental Management Act Part 20 of 2004 and bided by other national acts such as the Forest act of 2002, The Wildlife Conservation Act No 5 of 2009, Fisheries Act, of 2003, Environmental Impact Assessment Guidelines and Audit Regulations, 2005, Water Resources Management Act, 2009 and other laws articulated to inscribe some components of biodiversity
Also represented in the laws there are several policies adhered to; including the National Environmental Policy of 1997, wildlife policy of 2007, national forest policy of 1998, the national water policy 2002 and other related policies
Some requirements from our clients require International legal frameworks, guidelines and standards such as the IFC standards (Performance standard 6) Kyoto Protocol, IUCN standards, CBD standards and guidelines and other similar related frameworks: our company has successfully undertaken several studies to meet such requirements for more information please visit www.iucn.org/, www.ifc.org/performance+standards,www.cbd.int/, www.env.gov.bc.ca › Environmental Protection