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Intellectual Property and Services
The IIC considers itself to be the cutting-edge in various fields related to conservation and sustainable use of tropical rainforests and has carried out a lot of research into the development of sustainable, non-timber and non-tourist forest enterprises.
In general terms, this area fits within a larger area of research and development currently under development by a number of similar, academic and tropical forest management organizations around the world. This research commonly defines three sectors:
Non-timber forest products (NTFP)
- plant products e.g. high-value seeds, resins, oils such as Crabwood oil, etc.
- genetic and biochemical assets (products of bio-prospecting)
- fish and other fauna (sustainably produced)
- community and craft products
- soil stabilisation
- watershed management
- habitat and biodiversity management
- carbon sequestration
IIC has development activity underway, or plans to do so, in the areas of:
- plant products (e.g. crabwood oil) and bio-prospecting (e.g. various fungal derivatives)
- applied and academic research.
New opportunities are arising in Carbon Sequestration and Brand Management
Also, there is a large, standing body of research carried out at Iwokrama, e.g. Geographic Information Service (GIS), which serves to augment the opportunities in Consulting.