Environmental consultants provide advice on matters relating to environmental management. They aim to ensure that the actions of property developers, private companies, landowners and government departments comply with appropriate standards and regulations, and minimise damage to the natural environment.
Environmental consultants deliver services such as scientific data collection, biodiversity planning, land management, impact evaluations, environmental auditing and contamination assessments. They may perform fieldwork, conduct site inspections, analyse pollution and study the ecology of a site. They then report their findings, and develop strategies and solutions to protect the environment.