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Mangrove Forestation Project Progress

In 2017, Cardno Latin America began its collaboration in a Mangrove Forestation Project, led by the CALISUR Foundation, in the Puná Island in the Ecuadorian coast. As a forestation effort, the project consists in gradually planting 100,000 red mangroves seedlings (Rhizophora sp.) in 65 hectares of sand and mud embankments, where mangroves did not previously grow. Through this forestation, the previously barren area is being adapted to create, or add to, the mangrove ecosystem near the fishing commune, Zapote. The people of the Zapote commune, and from other communities, do not only stand to gain from this new mangrove area as it matures, but are currently involved in the seed collection, nursery maintenance, planting process and care of the area, increasing their capacity and environmental awareness.

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Cardno Celebrates its 10th Year in Peru

On September 25, Cardno celebrated its 10th anniversary of operating in Peru. Cardno first opened its doors in 2008 in Lima, and has since been offering socio-environmental and engineering services to the hydrocarbon and mining industries.

We would like to extend our gratitude for all the effort and dedication of our collaborators in Peru, and all of those that have made this achievement possible, including our clients.

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Environmental Compliance Audit

Cardno Latin America’s participation in the development of Environmental Compliance Audits (ECAs) helps clients observe internal policies and local, national and international regulations; verifies and ensures the effective implementation of environmental management plans; and establishes action plans and integrated strategies that improve management, if and when necessary.

ECAs, which may be internal or required by an external entity, also ensure compliance with the terms of the environmental license granted by the respective authority of a given country, monitors the management of an activity or project, and in the long term, helps protect certain social and environmental aspects of the areas where the audited projects are carried out.

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The Cardno Way

 We are happy to announce that we have recently reviewed Cardno’s Code of Conduct following the launch of our new company values: SafetyIntegrityPeople and Excellence.

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At Cardno, Safety Comes First

At Cardno, safety is one of four fundamental values that guides our way of conducting business and implementing our work. As we provide social, environmental and engineering services in Latin America, we frequently work in rural, remote areas with specialized equipment, and often with limited access to communication and infrastructure, such as proper roads, hospitals, or police stations.

For these reasons, it is especially important that we work alongside our clients to treat safety as a priority, which entails implementing specialized procedures and training courses, among other things, that will enable us to create a safe environment for our people, clients and the communities where we work.

How does Cardno promote safety?

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Biological Monitoring of Bivalves

In 2017, Cardno Latin America conducted the bivalves (marine macroinvertebrates: cnidarians, molluscs, polychaetes, crustaceans, and echinoderms) monitoring for a large-scale development project in Ecuadorian marine waters in the Gulf of Guayaquil. This gulf is considered the largest estuary on the west coast of South America and is an area with the highest marine biodiversity in the country, with high tourism potential and with the largest production of artisanal and industrial fishing in Ecuador (Montaño Armijos & Sanfeliu Montolío, 2008).

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