NASA Joins the Jane Goodall Institute to Conserve Chimpanzee Habitat, Earth Information Center Videos

  • Released Thursday, April 18, 2024

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After years of forest loss, chimpanzee habitats are recovering. This is, in part, due to a collaboration between NASA and the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI). Using NASA Earth science satellite and other data, the Goodall Institute puts data into the hands of local communities to drive conservation across Africa’s equatorial forest belt. For example, the Institute uses data from the NASA and U.S. Geological Survey Landsat series of satellites, to create chimpanzee habitat suitability maps. Mobile apps also bring in data in real time. This allows local communities to protect village forest reserves and create land use plans for watersheds, people, and chimpanzees.


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