Monitoring Chimpanzee Habitats in western Tanzania
This visualization shows one location of the area in western Tanzania where the Jane Goodall Institute is working. After focusing on the region to the southeast of the Gombe National Park, this visualization shows the change in forest cover between 1972 and 1999. Forested areas are shown in shades of green; non-forested regions are shown in shades of brown.
In 2005, JGI initiated a forest monitoring program training and in 2009 equipped community members with GPS-enabled Android smart phones and tablets to report their observations on forests threats and wildlife. Combining NASA remote sensing data with citizen science observations facilitated local people to develop and implement land use plans, leading to improved decision making and facilitating the establishment of village forest reserves.
In 2016, the Metropolitan Group developed a 4.5-minute video detailing the story of this collaboration between NASA and JGI. The video shows footage of project activities in Tanzania along with planning meetings using DigitalGlobe and NASA satellite data. The animations shown here were developed to support this production. The complete video is available here.
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NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio
Datasets used in this visualization
Landsat NDVI (Collected with the MSS sensor)
Landsat NDVI (Collected with the ETM sensor)
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