The Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP) is a web portal dedicated to presenting novel technical information and analysis pertaining to one of the most ecologically and socially important regions on the planet: the Andean Amazon (defined here as the sections of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru within the Amazon watershed).
MAAP is a project of Amazon Conservation Association (http://www.amazonconservation.org) and ACCA-Conservación Amazónica (http://www.acca.org.pe). It has been supported by funding from the International Conservation Fund of Canada (ICFC), Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, World Resources Institute’s Global Forest Watch Small Grant Fund, and USAID’s Initiative for Conservation in the Andean Amazon (ICAA).
The centerpiece of MAAP is the presentation of data and maps associated with a new near real-time deforestation monitoring system based on analysis of satellite imagery. This system is largely based on analysis and synthesis of deforestation data produced by CLASlite forest monitoring software, WRI Global Forest Watch FORMA Alerts, and Terra-i deforestation alerts.
The deforestation maps will be published on an ongoing basis around an “Image of the Week” concept.
The ultimate goal of MAAP is to distribute important technical information in a timely manner and in an easy to understand format. Our intended audience is policy makers, civil society, the media, and the public at large.