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Space for Heritage

Projects in Africa 

Democratic Republic of Congo World Heritage Sites

Accurate, basic cartographic products have been derived from satellite imagery for DRC World Heritage sites. The system, known as SYGIAP, constitutes a Geographical Information System, and is now the basis for conservation at all five DRC World Heritage sites.

Gorilla Conservation in Central Africa

Accurate basic cartographic products for the whole habitat area of DRC, Rwanda and Uganda have been produced, derived from satellite imagery. The products, which are compatible with GPS, allow national conservation authorities to track the gorillas and monitor any changes or degradation to their habitat, identify park boundaries and map observations.


Garamba National Park, Congo (Dem.Rep.)
© K.F. Hillman Smith
© CITES - Peter Dollinger