Free satellite data key to conservation

Buchanan, G. M. ; Beresford, A. E. ; Hebblewhite, M. ; Escobedo, F. J. ; De Klerk, H. M. ; Donald, P. F. ; Escribano, P. ; Koh, L. P. ; Martínez-Lopez, J. ; Pettorelli, N. ; Skidmore, A. K. ; Szantoi, Z. ; Tabor, K. ; Wegmann, M. ; Wich, S. (2018-07)

CITATION: Buchanan, G.M. et al. 2018. Free satellite data key to conservation, Science 361(6398):139-140. doi:10.1126/science.aau2650.

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INTRODUCTION: Biodiversity is in crisis, with extinction rates orders of magnitude higher than background levels (1). Underfunded conservationists need to target their limited resources effectively. Over the past decade, satellite remote sensing has revolutionized our ability to monitor biodiversity globally, and is now used routinely, especially by nongovernmental organizations, to detect changes, set priorities, and target conservation action.

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