Distribution of mangroves in the Galapagos islands, GIS and Google Earth layers, supplement to: Moity, Nicolas; Delgado, Byron; Salinas-de-León, Pelayo (2019): Mangroves in the Galapagos islands: Distribution and dynamics. PLoS ONE, 14(1), e0209313

Nicolas Moity & Byron Delgado
We provide here the most accurate cover for mangrove forests in the Galapagos Islands. We mapped mangroves using freely available Google Earth Very High Resolution images based on on-screen classification. The mangrove cover corresponds to 2014 since the images we used were mostly from this year. We obtained an area of 3657.1 ha of fringing mangrove that covers 35% of the coastline. Eighty percent of mangrove cover is found in Isabela island, and 90% in...
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