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The Friendly Drone

The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to increase conservation efforts and to counteract illegal activities including logging, mining and cattle rustling has surged over the last several years, particularly ...
The Friendly Drone

by Thea Gordon-Rawlings

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Chile Forest Fires

Chile is experiencing the worst forest fires in its history.
This map adds spatial context to the photographs in the recent Guardian article.
Fire incidence data ...
Chile Forest Fires

by O Burdekin

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The Value of Rewilding

The second in this short series of map stories on “rewilding” focuses on exploring a real example of where the method has been used to restore an environment and where ...
The Value of Rewilding

by Thea Gordon-Rawlings

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Rewilding Debate: The Beastly & The Benign

As part of a series intended to filter through the murky waters of the emerging sphere of rewilding, this map story serves to outline the concept and to introduce some ...
Rewilding Debate: The Beastly & The Benign

by Thea Gordon-Rawlings

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Protecting aquatic diversity in deforested tropical landscapes

Freshwater ecosystems are the most endangered ecosystems in the world leading to freshwater fish being one of the most imperilled taxa worldwide.

This map, introduces the SAFE project in Sabah, ...
Protecting aquatic diversity in deforested tropical landscapes

by Clare Wilkinson

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The Great Climate Change Migration

The current migrant crisis in Europe could be a harbringer of things to come with climate change threatening to become a greater force of displacement in the near future.

In ...
The Great Climate Change Migration

by Sophie Allen & Oliver Burdekin

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WeFarm

WeFarm provide internet for people without the internet.

There are 500 million smallholder farmers in the world, most of whom live on less than $1 a day.

With the majority ...
WeFarm

by WeFarm

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Calakmul

Calakmul Biosphere Reserve is located in Campeche State, Mexico. The reserve is home to jaguar and tapir along with many endemic species. Operation Wallacea have been surveying the taxa of ...
Calakmul

by Caroline Acton

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Virgin Limited Edition

This is a map of Virgin's Limited Edition boutique and luzury hotels. A slight departure from the usual theme of burdGIS map stories. But on a grey winter's morning ...
Virgin Limited Edition

by O Burdekin

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Global Palm Oil Production

The fires in Indonesia have become a global concern. Although an annual occurrence, this year has been particularly damaging due to several factors. An extended dry season due to El ...
Global Palm Oil Production

by O Burdekin

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Borneo is Burning

Wide-spread fires have been burning in Indonesia for the last two months. The resulting haze over Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore which is thought to be impacting 40 million people and ...
Borneo is Burning

by Fiona Spooner

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Sea Level Rise in the USA

One of the many threats posed by climate change is sea level rise. The images below show what some landmarks might look like in the future.


Sea Level Rise in the USA

by O Burdekin

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Giving a Dam About the Mekong

At a staggering 2600 miles long, the Mekong is the 12th longest river in the world and the 7th longest in Asia. This epic river begins its journey on the ...
Giving a Dam About the Mekong

by Sophie Allen

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Black Monday

Financial #markets across the world are down today as China sparks a global selloff. This map depicts the top 20 stock exchanges in the world and how much they have ...
Black Monday

by O Burdekin

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Let Wildlife Work for Us

In recent years flooding in the UK has resulted in billions of pounds of damage to homes and businesses. British rivers are intensively managed; they have been straightened, cleared and ...
Let Wildlife Work for Us

by Fiona Spooner

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Carving Up Central America

In 2012 the Panama Canal Authority received a net income of 1.26 Billion USD. Citizens of Panama Celebrated the canal's 100th Anniversary on August 15th, 2014. With competition from neighbouring ...
Carving Up Central America

by Fiona Spooner

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The Serengeti Highway

Its name is derived from the word Serengit in the Maa language, meaning ‘endless plains’.

Serengeti National Park is part of a vast ecoregion spanning approximately 14,500km2.

Plans are underway ...
The Serengeti Highway

by Daisy Guest

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The Jungle Highway

Peru is planning a major development in the form of a road. As you scroll through this story the map will update to show you the areas being discussed. This ...
The Jungle Highway

by O Burdekin

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