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Space for Heritage

Projects in Latin America 

Biodiversity Conservation of World Heritage Parks of Iguazu and Iguaçu

Iguazu Falls, Brazil
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CONAE (Comision Nacional de Actividades Espaciales) is assisting Argentina and Brazil to use satellite imagery to survey the surrounding areas of Iguazu and Iguaçu National Parks. These images will enable conservation authorities to examine possible ways of enlarging the protected areas.
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Decision Support System for Archaeological Sites in Guatemala

Tikal, Guatemala
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UNESCO, in partnership with the conservation authorities of Guatemala and NASA, will use AirSar data and satellite images and SERVIR to derive an integrated system to assist Guatemala in planning and managing of eco-archeological protected areas including areas of forest concessions.
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Using Remote Sensing to Provide an Effective Management Tool for Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, Peru
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A joint project with the Government of Peru using space technologies, in particular remote sensing, is underway to provide the local conservation authorities with an effective management tool to better conserve the site in both its cultural and natural heritage values.
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UNESCO & ESA Using Space Technologies to Assist Mesoamerica with the Biological Corridor

Two iguanes - Galapagos Island
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The ‘Diversity’ project coordinated by the European Space Agency (ESA) and UNESCO aims to use remote sensing to help protect biodiversity in Mesoamerica. A meeting was held in December 2006 to define user requirements in the sub-region, with the help of representatives from the Comisión Centroamericana de Ambiente y Desarrollo and the users themselves.
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Machu Picchu, Peru
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Tucan
© IBAMA
Garamba National Park, Congo (Dem.Rep.)
© K.F. Hillman Smith
Lama
© UNESCO