Monitoring protected areas from space: A multi-temporal assessment using raptors as biodiversity surrogates

  title={Monitoring protected areas from space: A multi-temporal assessment using raptors as biodiversity surrogates},
  author={Adri{\'a}n Regos and Luis Tapia and Alberto Gil-Carrera and Jes{\'u}s Dom{\'i}nguez},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
Monitoring protected areas (PAs) is essential for systematic evaluation of their effectiveness in terms of habitat protection, preservation and representativeness. This study illustrates how the use of species distribution models that combine remote sensing data and information about biodiversity surrogates can contribute to develop a systematic protocol for monitoring PAs. In particular, we assessed the effectiveness of the Natura 2000 (N2000) network, for conserving and preserving the… 

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