Study by SERVIR Amazonia Hub Member Demonstrates the Benefits of Including Indigenous Peoples in Geospatial Analyses

Thomas Moore, a member of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Cali, Colombia, recently published a study addressing the benefits and challenges involved in including indigenous peoples as partners in the geospatial services offered in their region. This study describes the indigenous peoples themselves and the significance of their territories, while also detailing the challenges involved in effectively communicating to a variety of people groups in culturally relevant ways.

By identifying potential challenges and documenting the indigenous responses, CIAT, as the implementing organization for SERVIR Amazonia, seeks to refocus existing geospatial science and remote sensing approaches to effectively address the issues facing indigenous peoples and their territories, including deforestation and loss of biodiversity. The study is described in a recent peer-reviewed journal article published in Frontiers in Climate.

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