Spatial intelligence

Whether identifying areas with a high risk of future deforestation or with greater value for conservation or restoration,

landscape modeling and monitoring enables an analysis using chemical, physical-chemical, biological and physical parameters integrated in different environmental matrices. The main product of IIS in this line is PLANGEA - a multi-criteria optimization algorithm that identifies priority areas for restoring natural landscapes, covering all converted natural areas and the main types of ecosystems. This unprecedented tool was used to map priority areas for the restoration of the Atlantic Forest and for the restoration of the five largest types of native vegetation on a global scale, using three criteria: (i) maximizing the benefits for the conservation of biodiversity by increasing habitat areas available for wildlife; (ii) maximizing the benefits for mitigating climate change, through projections for carbon sequestration arising from the recovery of native vegetation, and (iii) minimizing possible conflicts with agriculture, seeking areas with lower value of current agricultural production.

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Conservation International Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Federal Republic of Germany Banco Mundial Centro de Ciências da Conservação e Sustentabilidade do Rio (CSRio) FBDS IIASA Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro (JBRJ) Ministério do Meio Ambiente - Governo Federal (MMA) Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) Secretaria do Meio Ambiente do Estado de São Paulo - SMA/SP UNEP/WCMC Federal University of Rio de Janeiro University of Cambridge University of East Anglia Global Environment Fund Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Forest Ecosystem Restoration Initiative Convention on Biological Diversity Nature Map Agroicone Atlantic Forest Trail (CMA) Embrapa Agrobiology Fundo Brasileiro para Biodiversidade (FUNBIO) Laboratory of Vertebrates of the Biology Institute of UFRJ (LabVert) Guapiaçu Ecological Reserve (REGUA) Banco Alemão de Desenvolvimento Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) Projeto Biodiversidade e Mudanças Climáticas na Mata Atlântica UKRI The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Natural Capital Project Florida State University University of Connecticut University College London Natural History Museum University of Queensland The University of Arizona Santa Fe Institute SPRING SYSTEMIQ United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Bosh Foundation Renova Foundation ZSL (Zoological Society of London) Institute of Zoology University of York Stanford University Stockholm Environment Institute Pact for the Restoration of the Atlantic Forest Trade, development & the Envirionment Hub GEF Ecosystem Restoration UCL National Wildlife Federation (NWF) University of Wisconsin (UW) Secretaria de Meio Ambiente e Sustentabilidade do Estado do Pará (Semas l Pará) World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) The Brazilian Center of Analysis and Planning (Cebrap) Forestry and Agricultural Management and Certification Institute (Imaflora) Swiss Re Institute AXA Research Fund Swiss Re Foundation logo Ernst & Young (EY)