Jane Goodall on Capitol Hill; Geospatial Science Gets a Plug

…from InfoZine

The renowned primatologist spoke on Capitol Hill Tuesday about her efforts and hopes for the world. “Conservation, Health and Development: Connecting Science and Practice,” focused on the work of the Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research, Education and Conservation and the role science plays in achieving the institute’s goals.

Lilian Pintea, director of conservation science for the Jane Goodall Institute, encouraged greater use of geospatial science, which he called “a perfect fit to our problems.”

Pintea said satellite imagery over many years and other geospatial techniques can be used for conservation. “What satellite imagery helps us to do is go back in time and monitor what happened and what’s happening to the chimpanzee habitat all over Africa,” he said. “We can use the imagery now to look where we have forest loss … and where we have success.”.”