We want to transparently protect forests. For us, that means that you can track your donation down to the exact square meter that was protected with it. To ensure this, we take aerial pictures of our conservation areas and provide exact geo-coordinates. Up until now, this was a very time consuming and resource-intense process.
However, on our last trip to Peru, the two drone pilots Martin Herkommer and Brock Ryder from Quantum Systems supported us. We are super excited to now be collaborating with this company from Munich. Thanks to their support, we were able to take high-resolution aerial pictures of large areas of forest in next to no time. And thanks to the collaboration with the software company Pix4D, we can piece them together into one big aerial picture in a matter of hours!
Added to that, Martin and Brock flew drones with LIDAR and multispectral cameras. The resulting images allow us to create 3D and thermal images of the forest. That way, we can determine the carbon sequestration capacity and biodiversity of the forest areas we protect.
This does not only save a lot of time and donations which else would have had to be spent on difficult, sometimes dangerous expeditions into the forest. Most importantly, we can conduct crucial research of the conservation areas and monitor them without having to disturb them by walking through and making trails.