Outer Layer

These are descriptions of additional companies / experts that ESS can easily mobilize:

Forestry consulting firm; established in the Netherlands in 2008; one employee:
Forestry specialist, Doctor in Plant Ecology from the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands, with 20+ years of experience in tropical forest policy, management, inventorying, training and certification, including in Guyana and Suriname;

Tourism specialist, Master in Leisure, Tourism and Environment from the Wageningen
University in The Netherlands, chairman of a foundation for conservation and sustainable tourism, with 30+ years of experience in nature tourism and capacity building in Suriname;

Botany consulting firm, established in France in 2001; one employee:

Botanist, Doctor in Botany from the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France, with 15+ years of worldwide experience, including in French Guiana and Suriname, in assessment and conservation of flora, vegetation and biodiversity in general,;

Ornithologist, Doctor in Biology from the Louisiana State University in the USA,
specialized in neotropical birds, with 10+ years of experience in faunal surveys, and impact
assessment studies in the Americas, including Suriname and Guyana;

Mammal specialist, Doctor in Biology from the University of Toronto in Canada,
specialized in small mammals, with 25+ years of worldwide experience in faunal surveys, impact assessment studies and field training, including in the Guianas;

Herpetologist, Doctor in Biology from the University of Leiden in The Netherlands; specialized in reptiles and amphibians of the Guianas, with 30+ years of experience in surveys, impact assessment studies and field training, mostly in the Guianas;

Fish specialist, Doctor in Biology from the University of Suriname, specialized in the ecology of the fishes of the Guiana, with 25+ years of experience in surveys and impact assessment studies in the Guianas;

Communication specialist, Doctor in Social Sciences and Comparative Education from the University of California in LA (USA), director of an NGO focusing on sustainable development in Suriname, with 25+ years of experience in studies, planning, project execution and communication related to environment & development issues.

Agriculture & GIS specialist, Bachelor in Land and Water management from the University of Suriname, also specialized in GIS implementation, with 20+ years of professional experience in agricultural studies and GIS-mapping, e.g. in relation to mining projects; and

Law firm, established in Suriname in 1988; 20 employees, including:
Attorney at law, graduate from the University of Suriname, admitted to the Court of Justice in Suriname in 1978, with experience in intellectual property law, environmental law, as well as real-estate, business and family law in Suriname;

We can mobilize an even wider range of expertise if the job requires it.