The Forest Conservation Targeting Tool: Accessible spatial prioritization for Latin America and the Dominican Republic

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Jul 20, 2019
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Allen Blackman, Leonard Goff, Jessica Chu, Juha Siikamäki

 

Abstract

This paper describes the Forest Conservation Targeting Tool (FCTT), a webtool for systematic conservation planning in countries with limited data, technical capacity, and financial resources. Compared to other computational targeting tools, FCTT’s niche is defined by four features: it is accessible, in large part because all requisite data are on-board; it is tailored for planning forest conservation investments; it uses an intuitive conservation return-on-investment conceptual framework; and it is map-based. We describe the FCTT’s functions, analytical framework, on-board data and user interface, and we present examples of recent applications.

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https://doi.org/10.1016/j.softx.2019.100293
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