Landsat imagery and Trimble’s eCognition software prove invaluable to conservation efforts in Laos
June 27, 2013
The Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area covers almost 600,000 hectares (about 2,300 square miles) of wild, mountainous terrain in the northern reaches of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos). The area is home to one of the last tiger populations in Indochina and one of the most important remaining populations of northern white-cheeked crested gibbons, a critically endangered primate found only in northern Vietnam, northern Laos and southern China.
When Anchorage, Alaska-based Evergreen Films agreed to enter a strategic partnership with NANA Development Corp. in September 2010, the independent film production studio saw a strong financial supporter.