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Conservation Program
Conservation Program

Mappamondo GIS wishes to support GIS conservation projects around the world by providing products, services and training at reduced cost (50%) to non-profit organizations carrying out work on endangered species and environmental conservation using GIS and Remote Sensing technologies.

Projects that qualify
Applications are welcomed at any time for work that is aimed at the conservation of individual endangered species or habitats.

Who may apply
All non-profit organizations recognised as such by the legal framework of their country of origin.

How to apply
Send an email to with a description of your project and the services or products requested together with information about the agency carrying out the work stating in the subject "Application to the Conservation GIS Program"

Conservation GIS projects

We have created a Google Map showing the location of GIS projects aiming at the conservation of endangered species or habitats around the world. Please follow the links by clicking on the projects icons on the map if you wish to know more about these projects and/or support them. If you wish to see your project featured on this map please send us an email with the title and a web link of the project, the geographic coordinates of the location and the icon to be displayed!

ZOOM TO PROJECTS IN: Europe Oceania North America South America Africa Asia

Featured projects

The Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard

Snow leopards, Panthera uncia, inhabit some of the most hostile, snow-swept and least productive territories on the earth. Their population may count as low as 3,500 individuals, spread in a dozen of countries in South and Central Asia, from Nepal to Russia, an area of more than half a million square miles. The Snow Leopard Conservancy is a non-profit organization working with local people to solve the conflicts between the agropastoral activities and this big cat with the purpose of protecting this charismatic species and to find optimal livestock management practices for the farmers. The Snow Leopard Conservancy is using GIS to try to best estimate Snow Leopard population and to identify and manage its habitat. Mappamondo GIS adopted one of the cub identified by the camera trap. To support and know more about the Snow Leopard Conservancy efforts visit their website!

Ring Tailed Lemur

The Madagascar Lemurs

The lemurs of Madagascar face probable extinction within the next half-century if adequate conservation programs are not developed. Habitat loss remains the major threat to primate survival. Several inter-disciplinary efforts focus on how geographic and anthropogenic factors affect the behavior, demography, health, and genetics of endangered lemurs in Madagascar. GIS are often used as support tools. Mappamondo GIS adopted a ring tailed lemur from Madagascar!

Falkland Penguin

Where Do Falkland Penguins Go in Winter?

In 1997 the Falkland Conservation society started a satellite tracking study on the winter migration of Magellanic and Rockhopper Penguins breeding in the Falkland Islands. Support this and other projects by adopting a penguin. Mappamondo GIS adopted the King Penguin "Bold" at Volunteer Point!


Mapping Koala's habitat

In 1992, the Australian Koala Foundation embarked upon an ambitious project called ‘The Koala Habitat Atlas” which aimed to identify, map and rank all remaining koala habitat across the koala’s geographic range – roughly one million square kilometres. Support this project with us by planting a tree!

Zapata track at sea

Following Zapata journey: Satellite Tracking at

The goal of the satellite tracking program is to provide marine animal researchers with an easy-to-use tool for collecting, managing and sharing their satellite tracking data in near real-time. Mappamondo GIS has adopted the sea turtle Zapata. Zapata may prove to be the first wild caught turtle to swim all the way back to Japan....go Zapata!