Egmont National Park in New Zealand from space

Date:20 November 2014 Tags:, ,

A new book released highlights how the view from space with Earth-orbiting sensors is being used to protect some of the world’s most interesting, changing, and threatened places. From space, Egmont National Park in New Zealand shows the benefits and limitations of protected areas. In this Landsat 8 image acquired on 3 July 2014, the park, with Mt Taranaki at its centre, was established in 1900. This isolated island of protected forest (dark green areas) is surrounded by once-forested pasturelands (light and brown green).

The book is titled “Sanctuary: Exploring the World’s Protected Areas from Space” and is published by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (Arlington, Virginia) with support from Nasa.

Image credit: Nasa/USGS

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