WCS Global Initiatives

Reduce Environmental Risk

Effective planning is essential to reduce risk and mitigate environmental impacts. We apply innovative planning and forecasting tools that have been ground tested worldwide early in a project’s development to identify ways to protect and conserve critical species and habitats. These planning tools provide developers with measures to help mitigate damage by strategically reducing the intensity, extent, or duration of harmful activities.

Our work also extends beyond responding to immediate project impacts. We identify actions our partners can take throughout the life of a project to help ecosystems recover from long lasting impacts.