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Global Forest Watch (GFW) is an interactive online forest monitoring and alert system designed to empower people everywhere with the information they need to better manage and conserve forest landscapes. Global Forest Watch uses cutting edge technology and science to provide the timeliest and most precise information about the status of forest landscapes worldwide, including near-real-time alerts showing suspected locations of recent tree cover loss.
Free and simple to use, GFW enables anyone to create custom maps, analyse forest trends, subscribe to alerts, or download data for their local area or the entire world.
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Biodiversity Informatics DBs & Tools
Anti-poaching engine
University of Maryland have developed a series of algorithms that predict where poachers are likely to be. Targeted drone flights are launched to apprehend the poachers....
BIOMOD is a platform for ensemble forecasting of species distributions, enabling the treatment of a range of methodological uncertainties in models and the examination of species-environment relationships....
Barcode for Wildlife Project
The Barcode for Wildlife Project has 3 aims: (1) To demonstrate the utility and effectiveness of DNA barcoding in the investigation and prosecution of wildlife crime....
BioMapper is a GIS-toolkit to model ecological niche and habitat suitability....
C-Plan is a conservation decision support software that links with GIS to map options for achieving explicit conservation targets....
CMSi is a software suite of tools enabling adaptive management on important conservation and amenity areas, and is unique in its functionality, scope and integration of mapping....
Carnegie Airborne Observatory-3 (CAO-3)
The most scientifically advanced aircraft-based mapping and data analytics system in civil aviation today....
CircuitScape borrows algorithms from circuit theory to predict patterns of movement, gene flow, and genetic differentiation among populations in heterogeneous landscapes....
Conefor quantifies the importance of habitat areas for the maintenance or improvement of landscape connectivity....
Connectivity Analysis Toolkit
CAT provides conservation planners with newly-developed tools for both linkage mapping and landscape-level 'centrality' analysis....
Corridor Designer
Corridor Designer is GIS programme that models habitat suitability to identify potential habitat corridors....
DIVA-GIS is used for mapping and analysing biodiversity data, such as the distribution of species, or other 'point-distributions'....
Data Basin
Data Basin is a science-based mapping and analysis platform that supports learning, research, and sustainable environmental stewardship....
DesktopGarp is a software package for biodiversity and ecological research that allows the user to predict and analyse wild species distributions....
Eltek Data Loggers
Eltek produces specialised portable data logging systems that can be tailor-made to suit requirements....
This skytruthing project is a multi-phase effort to map drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) across the United States using crowdsourced image analysis of aerial and satellite imagery....
GeoCAT is a web tool that harnesses primary biological data for semi-automated IUCN Red List assessment and analysis....
Global FinPrint
Global FinPrint is a multi-institutional effort to combine existing baited remote underwater video data sets to create the largest and most comprehensive data-collection and analysis program of the world’s populations of reef-associated sharks and rays....
Global Fishing Watch
Global Fishing Watch is the product of a technology partnership between SkyTruth, Oceana, and Google that is designed to show all of the trackable fishing activity in the ocean....
Global Forest Watch
Global Forest Watch (GFW) is an interactive online forest monitoring and alert system designed to empower people everywhere with the information they need to better manage and conserve forest landscapes....
Integrated Marine Observing System
IMOS has been routinely operating a wide range of observing equipment throughout Australia’s coastal and open oceans, making all of its data accessible to the marine and climate science community, other stakeholders and users, and collaborators....
LEFT (Local Ecological Footprinting Tool)
LEFT presents a simple yet effective method for mapping ecologically important landscapes beyond protected areas....
This joint NASA/USGS program provides the longest continuous space-based record of Earth’s land in existence....
Linkage Mapper
Linkage Mapper is a GIS tool designed to support regional wildlife habitat connectivity analyses....
Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects
By collaborating together and tapping into the open source community, companies reduce costs and produce superior software more quickly. The Linux Foundation provides the infrastructure so these projects can thrive....
The MAGIC website provides authoritative geographic information about the natural environment from across government....
MESURiS specialise in electronic systems designed mainly for marine applications and seabed mapping....
Marxan provides decision support to a range of conservation planning problems....
Maxent is based on the maximum-entropy approach for species habitat modelling....
Miradi is a program that allows nature conservation practitioners to design, manage, monitor, and learn from their projects to more effectively meet their conservation goals....
Moorea Biocode Project
The Moorea Biocode Project aims to create the first comprehensive inventory of all non-microbial life in a complex tropical ecosystem....
MotionMeerkat is a module for integrating motion video detection and ecological monitoring....
Movebank is a free, online database of animal tracking data hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology....
National Biodiversity Network
The National Biodiversity Network is collaborative venture in the UK committed to making biodiversity information available through various media, including on the internet via the NBN Gateway - the data search web site of the NBN....
OpenModeller provides a flexible, robust, cross-platform environment to carry out ecological niche modelling experiments....
Planet is designing, building and launching satellites faster than any company or government in history....
Programming for Biologists
This website provides free online learning courses for people who want to learn how to use computational tools in biology....
ProtectedPlanet.net is the online interface for the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA), a joint project of IUCN and UNEP, and the most comprehensive global database on terrestrial and marine protected areas....
Links spatial GIS data with ecological models and population viability analysis....
Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi is a series of credit card–sized single-board computers developed in the UK....
SMART (Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool)
The Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) is a new tool for measuring, evaluating and improving the effectiveness of wildlife law enforcement patrols and site-based conservation activities....
Satellite Imaging Corporation
Satellite imagery and GIS are useful tools for conservationists who require a bird's eye view from remote and hard to reach areas for monitoring wildlife and coastal management, habitat mapping, archaeology and monitoring land cover change....
Sites provides a suite of conservation planning options but mostly operates inside an early eco-regional planning framework....
UNICOR implements several shortest path algorithms for any number of landscapes and distributions of species....
Vortex is an individual-based simulation of deterministic forces as well as demographic, environmental and genetic stochastic events on wildlife populations....
WRI Forest Cover Analyzer
Allows users to assess forest cover, forest cover change, and legal status in Indonesian Borneo. For the first time, companies can conduct their own online assessments to identify risks to sustainable palm oil production in a particular area....
WRI Suitability Mapper
Allows palm oil producers, investors and government spatial planners to locate tracts of low-carbon “degraded lands” that are potentially suitable for sustainable oil palm production....
Zonation is a conservation planning framework and software. It produces a hierarchical prioritisation of the landscape based on the occurrence levels of biodiversity features in sites (cells) by iteratively removing the least valuable remaining cell...

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