Resource Assessment

 

Forest Inventories

ifmc designs and assists with the design and implementation of forest inventory systems for any kind of tropical forest ecosystem. We also plan and coordinate field surveys in collaboration with local inventory experts. In addition, data entry, processing and analysis of forest data with tailor-made software can be part and parcel of our services.

Resource Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Soil Profile 

 

Forest Soils and Site classification

Classification of forest sites is becoming increasingly important for forest managers who wish to optimize their forest's production potential on a specific site. Knowledge on rainfall patterns, geology, parent materials and related forest soils with key parameters such as texture, drainage, compaction and nutrient classes is a prerequisite to achieve optimum and sustainable tree crop development. Site classification integrates information on geology and soils, rainfall,other meteorological factors, topography and timber stocking, resulting in a recommendation for future forest management at compartment level. A software module to analyse forest site and soils is readily available.






 

 

Wildlife Assessment

Clouded LeopardRecording of wildlife is a specialist's task requiring in-depth local knowledge on animal life in tropical forest ecosystems. All forest conservation efforts need expert inputs in identifying rare, threatened and endangered (RTE) animals as a prerequisite for the establishment of wildlife protection zones. Our expert service provides professional associate consultants for detailed wildlife assessment and interpretation, e.g. through transect inventories, counts on species abundance, frequency and/or presence/absence for key wildlife species and/or species groups.



 

 

 

 

Identification of Recreation and Tourism Potential

Local and international tourist numbers to destinations with tropical forests are generally on the rise. This trend indicates opportunities for the development of the tourism market, particularly for those tourists who prefer to spend part of their holidays in active recreation, such as e.g. with cultural or adventure tourism. There is still a vast potential of attractive locations where eco- or ethnotourism based activities can be developed. These soft forms of tourism also assist in raising the livelihood of rural people, through provision of extra cash income. When developing tourism promotion concepts care should be taken to avoid the detrimental effects of mass tourism. Our experts dealing with nature-based tourism development bring along the necessary skills to assess the local situation, and making use of their long-term experience, potentials of non-destructive forms of tourism can be designed that provide a sustainable and long-term contribution to rural development.

WaterfallPeople fishing at riverside