Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Space technology could be valuable tool in conserving global wildlife and biodiversity

Western Australia's landscape as seen from space
Conservation scientists led by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), and the University Twente in the Netherlands, are highlighting the need to collaborate with space agencies such as NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), to identify measures which help track biodiversity declines around the world. 
In a move that previously proved successful in helping to monitor climate change on a global scale, scientists report int he journal Nature that they believe that space technology could help track biodiversity across the planet.
Satellite images can quickly reveal where and how to reverse the loss of biological diversity, for instance. Vegetation productivity or leaf cover can be measured across continents from space while providing information about biodiversity levels on the ground.
Publicly funded space agencies, including NASA and ESA, already collect and regularly provide open-access to satellite data.

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