Space key to wetland conservation
05 February 2020
Wetlands worldwide are vanishing at an alarming rate. New maps produced by ESA's GlobWetland Africa project show how satellite observations can be used for the effective use and management of wetlands in Africa.
Celebrated annually on 2 February, World Wetlands Day raises global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for our planet, paying particular attention to wetland biodiversity.
Image credit: contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016-17), ESA GlobWetland Africa, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, GeoVille Information Systems - Wetland map of Uganda