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Mapping mines from space

Monitoring compliance of gold mines in Republic of Congo using Earth observation. 

Mapping mines from space

Mining contributes significantly to African economies, but mines impose pressures on ecosystems and are associated with illicit financial flows. Extractive industries are left unmonitored over large parts of Africa because of capacity constraints or the inaccessibility of remote regions. This StoryMap is about Earth observation as a solution to monitor gold mines, increase transparency, and encourage responsible extraction. 

Find out more on the Africa Knowledge Platform.

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