Preservation and restoration of habitat are integral elements of World Water Watch’s Conservation and Biodiversity programs.
WWW utilizes monitoring networks, as well as remote sensing methods, simulation models and knowledge-based analysis (knowledge-based systems), to evaluate the impact of land-use changes on habitat quantity and quality. Species type and population changes, as well as biological indicators, provide an overall assessment of biodiversity.
Habitat assessment is an important element of on-going projects such as Project CONDOR, AMZnet and GAHAP (The GAlapagos Habitat Assessment Project). The Tiputini Biodiversity Station (Napo River Basin) is utilized for workshops and field- based training activities related to habitat assessment and impact research. In addition to WWW’s monitoring and impact analysis tools, GAHAP utilizes sequenced monitoring and remote sensing methods to predict habitat changes on the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador.