Mangroves: areas where there is a presence of mangroves. Pixels with a value higher than the specified threshold (50%) were given a value of 1 (YES response)

This dataset shows the global distribution of mangrove forests, derived from earth observation satellite imagery. The dataset was created using Global Land Survey (GLS) data and the Landsat archive. Approximately 1,000 Landsat scenes were interpreted using hybrid supervised and unsupervised digital image classification techniques. See Giri et al. (2011) for full details.

Data revision: 2021-12-14

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Contact: Giri Chandra ARSC Research and Technology Solutions, contractor to US Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS)

Metadata contact: OCB Environment FAO-UN

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Cannot be used for commercial purposes

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