Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida is home to more threatened and endangered species than any other refuge in the continental United States — but that is not stopping a proposal to allow a commercial rocket launch pad that would impact Florida manatees, Florida scrub jays, gopher tortoises and more.
Today there is a huge amount of valuable information about conservation issues, and with web-based maps it is becoming easier and easier to view, share and explore. See how we're putting this technology to work for wildlife.
Everyone knows that a picture is worth a thousand words. In the case of endangered species recovery, the picture we need is a map that displays both the good and bad actions that affect the species. Interactive maps seem to be everywhere in our online lives; however, their potential hasn’t been fully leveraged to further endangered species conservation in the U.S.