EkoInfo | Products

By: Ekoinfo  11-11-2011
Keywords: Gis Software, Soil Surveys

EkoInfo CC has available and/or has access to experts who specialize in aquatic environments, hydrology, geology, pedology, ornithology, zoology, entomology, mining, surveying and rehabilitation.

EkoInfo CC does baseline (vegetation description and mapping), monitoring and Red Data Flora surveys.

EkoInfo CC provides soil surveys on either a reconnaissance or detailed level depending on the nature of the project. These surveys form part of either baseline (Soil/ Agricultural Potential, EIA’s, EMPR’s) or monitoring studies (Rehabilitation, Sustainable Management).

EkoInfo CC in association with taxa-specific specialists, does animals surveys across the the range from micro to macro fauna. These studies include habitat verification, especially with regards to Red Data species.

EkoInfo CC compiles maps of natural features from either hardcopies or digital format usig GIS software. The use of GIS software enables the compilation of a series of thematic maps based on the information available. These maps are made available in either hardcopy or digital format.

EkoInfo CC in association with other specialist is capable of collecting natural resouce data on a national, provincial or local scale. The information from these surveys are used in State of the Environment Reports, Strategic Environmental Assessments or provincial environmental monitoring.

Keywords: Gis Software, Soil Surveys

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EkoInfo | Services

EkoInfo CC assists those institutions whose activities have an influence on the environment to comply with the monitoring requirements implied within the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Act or stated in the National Environmental Management Act and related bills e.g. Biodiversity Bill, the National Water Act.


EkoInfo | Fauna surveys

They are the most conspicuous component of the environment when disasters occur and can muster large reaction from the public when their existence is threatened. It has in-house expertise for medium to large mammals and uses taxa- specific zoologists for small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, arthropods and insects. EkoInfo CC does fauna surveys as part of EIA’s, EMPR’s and livestock management reports.


EkoInfo | Flora surveys

EkoInfo CC specializes in phytosociology (vegetation description and mapping) as part of baseline studies for EIA’s and EMPR’s, as well as for livestock management reports. Within the political boundaries of  South Africa, approximately 23 420 species have been recorded of which 948 species are listed as Red Data. Plants convert sun energy into a format which is accessible to millions of organisms (consumers – humans and animals).


EkoInfo | Soil surveys

EkoInfo CC does soil surveys on  a reconnaissance level during its vegetation assessments to enable correlation between soil conditions and vegetation distribution. Soil represents an anchor for plants as well as a source of nutrients, its physical and chemical properties determine which species will grow successfully in it.


EkoInfo | Natural Resource Maps

EkoInfo CC uses vector and raster based Geographic Information System software to compile maps from aerial photographs, satellite imagery and available or newly captured natural resource data. Georeferenced government 1: 10 000 scale aerial photos of a section of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve – Mpumalanga, South Africa (Client: Deneys Reitz Attorneys, Sandton.