Eye in the sky: Terra-i keeps track of deforestation

14 February, 2013 by (comments)

The recent launch of Terra-i, a near real-time deforestation monitoring system for Latin America, brings the hotspots of forest loss into sharp focus. Based on satellite information from NASA, Terra-i can zoom-in on the region’s forests to a resolution of 250m x 250m. It’s smart enough to distinguish between natural losses and those caused by human activity – andRead More …

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Conservation of crop wild relatives featured in New Agriculturist

5 March, 2010 by (comments)

The cutting edge conservation work of CIAT and sister-center Bioversity International features in the latest edition of the online development magazine New Agriculturist, published today. The article focuses on the centers’ efforts to track down endangered crop wild relatives – the ancestors of today’s domesticated crops – in order to conserve the important genetic material they contain. In theRead More …

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