Earth Observation and Modelling

ParLU (PARaguay Land Use) - Protecting Forest for the Benefit of Climate, People, and Nature in Paraguay – a Multi-Level Approach

In the context of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, WWF is funding this research project to analyse the potential of remote sensing techniques to both assess and quantify forest environmental services in Paraguay. Aim of the IKI project is using innovative approaches for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) to develop models for payments for environmental services. The main goal is creating new income opportunities for local people, while at the same time conserving intact areas of the Atlantic rainforest and areas in the Pantanal region.