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Terrasos is a company specialized in the structuring and operation of environmental investments. Our work focuses on four main areas: compensation and environmental investments, impact analysis, development of intervention strategies and information management. Our activity is based on the principle that sustainable development implies a balance between the economic, social and environmental functionality of the territory. We collaborate with public and private entities in the design and implementation of natural resource management and sustainability strategies.
We seek to generate impact in the projects in which we get involved. We participate in initiatives with sustainable business models. We advise and accompany organizations that seek to contribute to the sustainable development of the territories. 

We start from the analysis of the economic, social, environmental and cultural functionality to design and implement real and concrete solutions. In our work we apply the principles of clarity, depth, interdisciplinarity, collaboration and transformation. Our team is made up of experts in the areas of the environment and natural resources, public policy and business administration, land and territorial planning, and information management. 

Our team has national and international experience and has worked with public, private and non-profit organizations. 

 

Areas of 
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Compensation and mandatory and voluntary environmental investments.

We structure and implement compensation strategies and environmental investments, under criteria of sustainability and permanence. We structure and operate habitat banks and other compensation and investment mechanisms under payment-for-results schemes.

Financial instruments for conservation.

We work on impact measurement and analysis with organizations that are interested in having better environmental and social performance. For this, operations that can generate a significant environmental impact are monitored, as well as compliance obligations and operational controls, among other aspects.
 

Evaluation, formulation and impact on environmental public policy.

We support the formulation of projects in areas related to the environment and sustainability and we implement innovative solutions to meet the needs of the public and private sectors. We also support the conservation of natural spaces to safeguard the values of unique or fragile areas, protecting relevant and representative ecosystems.

Knowledge management and innovation.

We develop reports and communication tools on elements related to environmental sustainability. Likewise, we consolidate information and work so that it reaches the recipient in a clear and attractive way.

Our team

 
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MARIANA SARMIENTO

Mariana is a specialist in environmental policy and strategy. He has a Master's degree in Environmental Policy and Management from Yale University and is a professional in Political Science and Environmental Studies from Tulane University. He has more than 8 years of experience in the development and implementation of environmental sustainability strategies for companies, governments, and communities in Latin America and the United States.

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INGRID LOZADA

Ingrid is a Process Engineer and Master in Management and Development Practice, her work has specialized in projects for the sustainable use of biodiversity, agricultural production development, artisanal mining and environmental compensation. Currently He has more than 13 years of work experience in non-profit organizations and the private sector.

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MARINE LIGHT SILVA

Luz Marina is an environmental administrator and has a Master's in Environmental Management. He has more than 10 years of experience managing projects related to the use and conservation of biodiversity. He has specific experience in mandatory environmental investments and environmental compensation for companies in the regulated sector in Colombia, as well as in the development of technical documents for decision-making.

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WILSON MEJIA OSPINA

Wilson is a forestry engineer with an MBA. He has experience in formulation, management and coordination of projects aimed at the restoration, preservation and sustainable management of renewable natural resources. He has been a consultant, auditor and execution leader in rural development and environmental compensation projects. He has extensive experience in GIS modeling and analysis, baseline surveys, landscape ecology, ecological restoration, forestry, environmental education, community consultation and promotion, with leadership skills in interdisciplinary teams.

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EDUARDO OF THE VALLEY

Eduardo is a lawyer and historian specializing in administrative and environmental law. He worked as a senior associate of the Natural Resources & Environment team at Brigard & Urrutia, and has advised various companies on matters of environmental responsibility and legal management with government authorities (mainly in consultations with communities). Eduardo is a partner/founder of the firm Del Valle Mora Abogados.

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DAVID BOJACA GONZALEZ

David is a Technician in Broadcasting and Production of Audiovisual Media, Social Communicator and Journalist, Specialist in Organizational Communication Management, with more than 6 years of experience in private sector companies in the generation of internal and external communication strategies, strategic campaigns of digital marketing, public relations, event creation, skills in handling design and editing software for the production of graphic and audiovisual pieces.

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JOSE DAVID TABORDA

José is an industrial engineer with a master's degree in business administration (MBA). His experience has focused on the design of operational and financial strategies, as well as the preparation, analysis and control of budgets, corporate reports and indicators. He stands out for having the ability to understand complex business processes, the needs of internal and external clients, and transform processes in order to increase administrative and financial efficiency.

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VERONICA ROBLES

Verónica is a professional in Public Administration from ESAP and a specialist in Corporate Management Control from Universidad Externado. He has more than 12 years of experience in the management of financial and administrative processes at the managerial level in different economic sectors of the country. He has led growing companies, contributing to organizational strengthening and sustainability. 

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CLAUDIA GOMEZ

Claudia is a Public Accountant graduated from the Uniminuto Corporation, with 11 years of experience in companies in the agricultural and manufacturing sectors, developing issues concerning taxes, reporting and requirements to the different government entities, participation in audits for internal and external documents that allow the execution and presentation of Financial Statements. Additional knowledge in finance, portfolio and payroll.

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XIMENA GARCIA

Ximena is a Business Administrator from the Central University, she has more than four years of experience planning, managing and leading administrative and accounting processes in the hydrocarbon and construction sectors. He has participated in the implementation and execution of plans in occupational health and safety systems (SG-SST).

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CAROLINA SAEZ

Carolina is a technologist in Accounting and Finance, with three years of experience performing accounting and finance operations for the registration and analysis of financial statements, cost systems, payroll settlement and taxes.

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RAFAEL LOPEZ ZULUAGA

Rafael is an economist and political scientist with an emphasis on government and international relations from the Autonomous University of Manizales. He has experience in public policy analysis for the environmental sector, climate policy, and biodiversity finance. He also has experience in data analysis for the sociodemographic and economic characterization of territories, as well as in the generation of knowledge products.

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FRANCISCO LOPEZ

Francisco is a Cadastral Engineer and Geodesist, Master in Geography, He is a specialist in spatial analysis and Geographic Information Systems. His experience has revolved around territorial analysis and its application in areas such as biodiversity conservation, rural development and human rights. He has worked as a consultant and advisor in public institutions, the private sector, NGOs and higher education institutions integrating specialized information and local knowledge.

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JULY CESAR ALVAREZ

Julio is a Geographical and Environmental Engineer, Specialist in Geomatics. He has more than 10 years of professional experience in the preparation of basic and thematic cartography, in the management of geographic information systems, as well as in territorial analysis in areas of soil degradation, land use plans, sustainable land management and adaptation to climate change. He has participated as a consultant in state institutions, the private sector, NGOs and higher education institutions under the management of geographic information systems."

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SEBASTIAN MARTINEZ BEJARANO

Sebastián is a geographer from the National University of Colombia with an interest in conservation processes and territorial planning focused on sustainable development. His work is oriented towards spatial analysis and the production of cartographic material at different scales. as well as in the collection and structuring of geographic information (ie Geodatabase). He has experience in modeling conservation scenarios, mainly in the Colombian Orinoquía, and in the development of social cartography.

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ALEJANDRA CARDENAS

Alexandra Cardenas. Cadastral and Geodesic Engineer, specialist in spatial analysis from the National University of Colombia, with more than five years of experience in the analysis and management of spatial data for the responsible and sustainable use of land resources using GIS, GPS and other technologies related to geomatics. It has extensive knowledge in the study, management and processing of data for the physical, legal and fiscal components at the cadastral level, through the development of due diligence processes defining identity, ownership, ownership, degree of risk and selection of optimal properties for the structuring and development of environmental investment projects at the national level.

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ALFREDO NAVAS

Alfredo is a biologist from the Universidad de los Andes with a master's degree focused on Botany from the same University.  Expert in ecological restoration in tropical ecosystems. He has more than ten years of experience applying his knowledge to environmental planning processes, implementation of management plans in the field and administration of productive properties.

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ANA MARIA BOTERO

Ana María is a research biologist, an expert in comprehensive land planning, with experience and interest in the study, comprehensive management and conservation of biodiversity, by working with local communities to design land planning and management instruments. protected areas, resolution of conflicts associated with biodiversity and in the design of compensation plans according to the Biotic Component Compensation Manual. 

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JULIAN PLAIN

Julian is a Biologist from the University of Tolima and a Master in Biology from the University of Antioquia. Interested in understanding the mechanisms that generate variation in the diversity of species, particularly birds. He has experience in monitoring bird communities and herpetes, groups in which he has researched aspects such as community ecology, multispecies occupation models, ecological niche models, functional ecology, among others. He is passionate about bird watching.

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SERGIO MEDELLIN

Sergio is a Biologist and Master in Conservation and use of Biodiversity from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. His experience focuses on the execution, development and monitoring of Biotic Component Compensation Plans, Compulsory Investment Plans of No Less than 1%, Forest Harvesting and Environmental Permit Procedures. He has participated in the development of Ecological Conservation and Restoration Plans, contributing from Functional Ecology. Its strengths stand out in el  surveys, collection, systematization and identification of plant material, especially in High Mountain ecosystems.

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VALENTINA GRISALES

Valentina is a biologist from the EAFIT University, interested in the conservation of neotropical mammals and the dissemination of scientific knowledge. He has experience in inventories and monitoring of mammals, phylogenetic analysis and construction and interpretation of ecological niche models. He also has experience in the constitution and administration of Natural Reserves of Civil Society, and complementary studies in environmental law and climate finance. He has participated in the design and development of participatory monitoring strategies for fauna and flora within the framework of environmental compensation.

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MARIA CRISTINA VARGAS

Cris is a forestry engineer, a person committed to her work, self-taught, easy to work in a team and very interested in learning new things. He has delved into the identification of plants, ecology and geographic information systems,
considering these as important tools for carrying out projects, which allows the correct execution of the different activities.

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MARIA CRISTINA VARGAS

Cris es ingeniera forestal, una persona comprometida con el trabajo, autodidacta, con facilidad para trabajar en equipo y con mucho interés en aprender cosas nuevas. Ha profundizado en la identificación de plantas, ecología y sistemas de información geográfica,
considerando éstas como herramientas importantes para la realización de proyectos, lo cual permite la correcta ejecución de las diferentes actividades.

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Certifications and recognitions

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