As we celebrate the launch of the first geospatial service of SERVIR-Amazonia – Monitoring Gold Mining in the Peruvian Amazon – with Conservación Amazónica (ACCA), we thank USAID and NASA for their continuous support. NASA featured a related story today on their web portal.

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Tracking gold mining activity and deforestation in the Amazon in near real-time using satellite-based Earth observations is now possible thanks to a collaboration between Peru, NASA and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The service is an effort by SERVIR-Amazonia, a joint initiative between NASA and USAID, which boosts environmental resilience and decision-making around the world. Through its network of regional hubs, SERVIR works with local decision makers to solve issues by using publicly available satellite imagery, geospatial data, and analysis tools. The Peruvian government’s Ministry of Environment (MINAM) says that by using NASA satellite data, through SERVIR-Amazonia, it will better be able to eradicate illegal mining and to monitor the gold mining that the government allowed through mining concession.  Read more