Monday, 11 August 2014

The AFD and IGN join forces to map the forests of the Congo

In the presence of Jean-Luc François, head of the Agriculture, Rural Development and Biodiversity Division of the Agence Française de Développement (French Development Agency – AFD), Camille Pinet, project manager at IGN France International, officially presented a thousand satellite images to Craig Hanson, director of the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) “Food, Forest & Waters” Programmes. IGN-AFD-CongoCes images from the SPOT (Satellite for Observation of the Earth) system show the state of the forest cover of the Congo Basin. They will be supplied to Global Forest Watch, the worldwide forest monitoring system created by the WRI.