Two weeks ago, WRI and Kenyan partners Upande Ltd., Wildlife Clubs of Kenya, Jacaranda Designs Ltd., and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) launched Virtual Kenya, an interactive website designed to improve Kenyans’ access to spatial information and cutting-edge mapping technologies. At the launch event, two Kenyan government officials committed to support the project and contribute data, all in the name of increasing access to information and improving education, environmental management, and development planning in the country.
Spatial information – including where different populations live and where natural resources are located – is essential for sound development planning and decision-making. A new website launched today, Virtual Kenya, opens up a wealth of maps and spatial data about the country for citizens and students to use.
Last year, in an effort to make our climate data more accessible, WRI launched a pilot that paired estimates of U.S. state greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from our Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) with the Google Public Data Explorer, a tool that visualizes large data sets with interactive charts and maps.
New research shows that Africa offers some of the greatest opportunities globally for restoring forests.
WRI and the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, and Tourism (MECNT) are pleased to announce the release of the interactive map viewer for the Forest Atlas of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The government and people of the Democratic Republic of Congo can now track and monitor forests and logging concessions in the world's second largest rain forest.
Cette carte montre l'étendue du couvert forestier dans les permis d'exploitation minière en République Démocratique du Congo en 2011.
Cette carte montre la situation des permis miniers (recherche et exploitation) en République Démocratique du Congo en 2011.
Cette carte montre les différentes classes d'aires protégées de la République Démocratique du Congo en 2011.
Cette carte montre le status d'élaboration du plan d'aménagement des titres forestiers en République Démocratique du Congo en 2011.