Cross border collaboration to fight illegal logging and timber trade
The AITOLOS partnership would like to thank all those external experts and contributors who wholeheartedly offered their knowledge and time during these 2 years of project implementation and made this project a unique good practice example of cross-border cooperation
The solutions proposed by AITOLOS aim to address the weaknesses identified in the timber logging and trade value chain. We identified smart ICT solutions to be incorporated into the everyday work of national forest protection services, to facilitate and support traditional processes of forest management, and to protect forest ecosystems against illegal logging and trade.
The effectiveness and operationality of the AITOLOS pilot was demonstrated for both installations in Bitola, FYROM, and in Goumenissa, Greece.
We deployed a large geodatabase which contains both spatial and descriptive forest data related to forest stands, forest sections, vegetation cover, land uses, road and drainage network, settlements, contour lines, elevation points, soil boundaries etc