Biodiversity intelligence from satellites

Paul Martin, Evan Hamman, Gabriel Leuzinger Coutinho, Márcia Dieguez Leuzinger

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Monitoring that the natural environment is being used in accordance with sustainability or conservation rules is often difficult or beyond the means of governments and other interested parties. Satellite technology provides a means for helping provide the data/information necessary for monitoring natural resource use. This chapter discusses the utili-sation of satellite technology by Brazilian and Australian governments and NGOs. The Australian examples derive predominantly from use of satellite technology in the control of water use. Brazilian examples mostly concern how satellite technology has been used to track habitat destruction. Though satellite use is clearly useful in aiding governance, the challenge for both countries is to provide and enable satellite data to be used to the best effect.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAchieving Biodiversity Protection in Megadiverse Countries
Subtitle of host publicationA Comparative Assessment of Australia and Brazil
EditorsPaul Martin, Márcia Dieguez Leuzinger, Solange Teles da Silva, Gabriel Leuzinger Coutinho
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780429296239
ISBN (Print)9780367265274
Publication statusPublished - 19 Mar 2020
Externally publishedYes


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