Mexico: The Ministry of Environment (SEDEMA), Brazil, and the National Forestry Commission (Conafor) collaborated to create a forest inventory of Veracruz and develop a state-wide information system to measure and check the status of ecosystems, said SEDEMA head, Victor Alvarado Martinez.
Martinez further said that the ministry will utilise mapping and geospatial technologies to develop the inventory, which will help in monitoring and evaluating the status of forest resources and land use changes. The Veracruz forest inventory will also support the Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) initiative of the UN.
High-resolution satellite imagery will be used to monitor the conservation policies of Veracruz. The purpose of the inventory is to preserve the forests and to strengthen commercial forest plantations. The inventory will also help in planning agro-forestry schemes.