In addition, the more advanced techniques from the Carnegie Airborne Observatory (http://cao.ciw.edu) program is producing the first national high-resolution carbon maps, along with detailed biodiversity
information, for Peru. In recognition of this ongoing partnership and series of win-win’s for science, conservation and policy, Peru’s Minister of Environment visited us during our most recent 2-month mapping campaign throughout the northern half of Peru. Please check out the Peruvian government’s video and press release here:
Also check the related press release: MINAM Press Release
According to ECPA Fellow Gregory Asner this is a really big deal for Peru, and the world. “It brings me great happiness to know that this is possible given the right combination of long-term and focused inter-institutional effort”, Dr Asner said. From an expert scientist’s perspective, Peru is leaping forward technically, and is among the most prepared for UN and other carbon-climate-REDD+ programs. “To me, this is what ECPA fellow initiative is ultimately trying to facilitate”, Asner concluded.