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Grants List


Courtesy of Greg Asner, CLASlite - CLASlite map showing areas along the Madre de Dios river damaged by gold mining between 1999 and 2012

Carnegie Institution of Washington

Forest Monitoring Techniques for Conservation Planning in the Andean Amazon

To ensure intensive scientific support to advance the Peruvian and Colombian government’s national forest monitoring systems, and to expand CLASlite (Carnegie Landsat Analysis System) training and dissemination for conservation planning in the Andes-Amazon Region.

Title: Forest Monitoring Techniques for Conservation Planning in the Andean Amazon
Date Awarded: Nov 2012
Amount: $748,914
Term: 24 months
Grant ID: GBMF3566
Funding Area: Environmental Conservation, Andes-Amazon Initiative

Greg Asner of the Carnegie Institution for Science surveys damage to the Peruvian Amazon from the Carnegie Airborne Observatory. Video courtesy of Greg Asner and CAO. (Spanish)

Launched in December 2013 by Stanford Online, CLASlite Classroom is a free, open, self-paced course  in forest monitoring that uses powerful software developed by the Carnegie Institution for Science. For more information or to register for the course, visit the CLASlite course webpage. Video courtesy of Stanford and the Carnegie Institution for Science.


Carnegie and Peruvian researchers quantified carbon stocks throughout Peru. The resulting report, published in July 2014, provides an important decision-making tool for government agencies and resource managers. As shown here, red represents the highest carbon stocks, dark blue lowest. Image courtesy of Greg Asner.