Carbon emissions from deforestation have been estimated at almost a billion tons every year. Forest loss in the tropics exceeds 90,000 square km per year – and much of that area is critical for species conservation.
Using field analysis and remote sensing, we can effectively fight both of these problems at the same time.
NASA recently published a “story map” featuring WHRC’s work on saving species while also fighting climate change. The story map explains WHRC’s SERVIR East Africa project, which connects protected lands based on areas of highest carbon densities.
Use the story map’s down arrows or scroll down to see the story unfold.