Ecuador


MAAP #102: Saving the Ecuadorian ChocĂł

MAAP #102: Saving the Ecuadorian ChocĂł

The Ecuadorian ChocĂł, located on the other (western) side of the Andes Mountains from its Amazonian neighbor, is renowned for its high levels of endemic species (those that live nowhere else on Earth). It is part of the “Tumbes-ChocĂł-Magdalena” Biodiversity…
MAAP Synthesis #3: Deforestation in the Andean Amazon (Trends, Hotspots, Drivers)

MAAP Synthesis #3: Deforestation in the Andean Amazon (Trends, Hotspots, Drivers)

MAAP, an initiative of the organization Amazon Conservation, uses cutting-edge satellite technology to monitor deforestation in near real-time in the megadiverse Andean Amazon (Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and Bolivia). The monitoring is based on 5 satellite systems: Landsat (NASA/USGS), Sentinel (European…
MAAP Interactive: Deforestation Drivers in the Andean Amazon

MAAP Interactive: Deforestation Drivers in the Andean Amazon

Since its launch in April 2015, MAAP has published over 70 reports related to deforestation (and natural forest loss) in the Andean Amazon. We have thus far focused on Peru, with several reports in Colombia and Brazil as well. These…