LightHawk aims to change how people see their environment with its newly launched Conservation Map Project. LightHawk’s Conservation Map Project features five years of aerial images and stories enabling users to explore their own world from above, something few people ever experience in person.
Navigating over the map, users can spot manatees in Belize, hover over thousand-foot deep mines in Idaho, and track bobcats in New Hampshire. LightHawk’s new interactive map pans 10 countries throughout North America and Central America.
Five years of aerial images are also found on the map, many shot by the world’s top outdoor photographers.
“What I love about the map is the ability to explore conservation that’s happening in my backyard, as well as in places far away that I care about,” explains Ryan Boggs, LightHawk Chief Program Officer.
“When you look at all those pins on the project map,” he continues, “it’s incredible to see the scope and scale of what our supporters, partners, and pilots have enabled us to do that made a real and lasting difference for conservation over the past five years.”
LightHawk changes the way we see the earth by leveraging a network of 200 volunteer pilots to provide more than 400 flights each year. The flights are donated free of charge to conservation groups,elevating their efforts both literally and figuratively, officials note.
The map project can be found at LightHawk’s website