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20
May

FFC implementing partner of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) in Colombia

A cooperation between ICCO and Forest Finest Consulting was selected by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety to implement the project Sustainable and resilient management of strategic ecosystems and biodiversity in the Pacific and Caribbean regions of Colombia. Colombia’s Pacific and Caribbean regions are two of the most diverse and vulnerable regions in the country. Social and economic challenges have created an adverse context for biodiversity conservation. This program is addressing this issue by applying tested models for integrated management in the strategic marine-coastal and terrestrial ecosystems (mangroves, dry and humid tropical forest). Challenges...
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22
Apr

What drone pictures may tell about forests health

Applying drones for early disease detection in agroforestry Drone pictures may help determine many important factors when it comes to analyzing a territory. Yet little is known about the uses of drones in the early detection of diseases. Our Forest Finest Consulting GIS and forestry expert, Antonio Calle who is a qualified drone pilot has experience in this topic. On a field trip to Ecuador working with small batch cacao producers we were able to raise alertness about possible diseases.  With help of drones that deliver high quality infrared and optical images detected changes in vegetation quality, plant density and...
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03
Apr

Drone Mapping and monitoring with LIDAR sensor

Big projects in agriculture, forestry, mining and power stations have one thing in common. They need very detailed and accurate information about an area in order to make good decisions. Mistakes in this type of projects have a very high cost and can jeopardize their existence. In the Dominican Republic Forest Finest Consulting provides drone LIDAR services. With help of drone camera images our clients reduce costs and risks. Antonio, our GIS expert and certified drone pilot, examines regularly a cocoa field in the Dominican Republic. Thanks to the LIDAR sensor it is possible to acquire accurate information about an...
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15
Mar

Capacity building towards the conservation

Forest Finest Consulting works as one the implementing partners in the water project FORAGUA in Ecuador. This is a regional fond for the conservation of woods and water in Ecuador. In the framework of the project our experts give capacity building workshops. The workshops are divided in three types of training: theoretical workshops, virtual courses and practical workshops. The topics taught are local carbon, formulation of proposals for international cooperation and management with the business sector. A total of 40 hours, 10 hours of theory, 10 hours of practice and 20 hours of training in virtual mode.
19
Feb

Workshops as part of the REDD+ strategy

Cooperating with local communities in Guatemala Forest Finest Consulting cooperates with various partners to support the consolidation of the National REDD+ Strategy in Guatemala. Key stakeholders such as local communities play a very important role in this project. Capacity building and local participation for and with these actors are important components to ensure long-term sustainability for effective REDD+ implementation.   For this reason, in the framework of the REDD+ strategy in Guatemala several workshops are regularly organized with experts, local stakeholders and community members in departments of Quetzaltenango, Chiquimula and Alta Verapaz. Methodology The goal of such workshops is to...
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