A Decision Support Tool to Monitor Chimpanzee Habitat Health in Africa
Authors: Lilian Pintea
The endangered chimpanzee is threatened by habitat loss from resource extraction and land conversion in Africa. We present a practical Decision Support Tool (DST) to monitor near-real time chimpanzee habitat health and to inform conservation strategies from village to range-wide scales using Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation. The DST integrates over fifteen years of Landsat satellite imagery with habitat suitability models and a model forecasting future land use change.