Global biodiversity loss is intensifying. But it is hard to assess progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets for 2011–20 set by the Convention on . . . . Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.geneticliteracyproject.org
GR: The argument for satellite remote sensing being necessary for conservation does not hold up. Satellites cannot see conditions beneath forest tree canopies. That’s where most of the biodiversity resides, and that’s where the soils that hold it all together lay. Understory plants and soil microorganisms cannot be identified, counted, or assessed from space. Direct space-program funding into on-the-ground surveys and get some useful information. Before it’s all gone.