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Defenders of Wildlife Announces New Satellite Data Program to Track Wildlife Habitat Loss (PDF in new tab)

On Aug. 3, 2017, Defenders of Wildlife (Defenders) released a pilot report demonstrating how satellite data, remote sensing and cloud computing can be used to monitor wildlife habitat loss. Defenders’ Center for Conservation Innovation (CCI), which focuses on the use of technology and data in protecting endangered species, relied on figures from NASA and the European Space Agency ...
SciArt Magazine

Artist Justin Brice Guariglia Works With NASA To Raise Awareness Of Rising Sea Levels

Multi-disciplinary artist Justin Brice Guariglia is the first artist to be embedded in a NASA mission. This collaboration is funded through private grants. Guariglia will be flying with the Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) mission on flights through 2020. OMG is studying the degree to which warm, salinated Atlantic water is melting Greenland’s glaciers in order to better estimate sea level rising.
Wild Virginia

Wild Virginia: Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains Recommended as Future Priority Conservation Area (guest post on nonprofit blog)

A study in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, (PNAS) identifies our very own Blue Ridge Mountains as a recommended priority area for future conservation, along with eight other areas. The study also states that much of the protected lands in the U.S. are not aligned with the nation’s conservation priorities...
Julia Travers on Medium

Growing Trees: AFR100, an African Reforestation Commitment

At the Global Landscapes Forum during the Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris in 2015, a pan-African and country-led commitment was announced called the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100). This initiative centers on a plan to restore 100 million hectares (386 thousand square miles) of deforested land. It also supports the African Resilient Landscapes Initiative (ARLI), which the World Resources Institute (WRI) tells us is...
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