Ecology is defined as the branch of Biology dealing with the relations and interactions between organisms and their environment, including other organisms, also as the branch of sociology concerned with the spacing and interdependence of people and institutions (according to dictionary[.]com), and as well as the the political and social movement concerned with protection of the environment.
The ecological translation refers to the translation of any text within or related to the ecological field. The translation must be carried out linguistically and based on the target terminology. Any mistranslation can lead to wrong understanding of the meaning.
The ecological translations include the translation of environment studies, environment researches, studies results, contracts or agreements, in other words the translation of any documentation or content related to the ecological field or related to the environment.
The translator who carries out an ecological translation has to adapt the source text to the target one, and must be familiar with the Ecology terminology of both source and target languages. In order to translate Ecology content, subject matter knowledge is required, as well as training.
The terminology in ecological translations is strict and must be followed accordingly. The CAT tools can help the translators with the consistency, but they still have to be up to date with the latest terminology approved and with the newest ecological and environmental research results, ecological technology, and ecological procedures.
Therefore, the ecological translation must be carried out only by translators who are highly experienced in the ecological field and who properly understand and are able to adapt in a proper way the ecological terminology of two different languages.
This is why when it’s about ecological translations we always work with highly experienced linguists and with linguists with ecological background, the translation process being easily carried out and the ecological translation properly understood.