Procedures for conserving biodiversity

Few procedures can be used for managing of impact on biodiversity from any human activity:

Environmental impact assessments are strategically important legal tools for protecting biodiversity because they seek to avoid problems before projects are implemented. They should be required for sectoral and land-use policies, programs and plans - particularly highway planning, river basin development, forestry and physical planning. It is often too late at the project stage to prevent major damage if that project is already part of an approved plan or program.