• Copernicus Hot Spot Land Cover

    Copernicus is the European flagship programme for monitoring the Earth. Data is collected by Earth observation satellites and sensors on the earth’s surface. The Copernicus Land Monitoring Service provides geographical information on land use and land cover at European and global scale. Derived from the Copernicus Hot Spot Land Cover Change Explorer, this layer presents detailed land cover information for specific areas of interest –or hot spots– in Africa. These areas were selected as a priority for mapping because of their importance in biodiversity preservation (Protected Areas, Key Landscapes for Conservation...). Park managers in many countries across Africa rely on this Copernicus product to monitor and understand their parks features and overall health. Mapping habitats, assessing pressure on land, identifying prime locations for species reintroduction or new areas to protect are just a few examples of how these data can be exploited.


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