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NASA to aid plants, animals

While NASA is best known for putting a man on the moon, the U.S. space agency will now help keep plant and animal species on Earth. NASA agreed Friday to provide satellite data to boost nature conservation efforts by monitoring endangered plants and animals and their habitats, a space agency official said. It will also help environmental groups build a globally accessible database of maps and ecological data.

“This opportunity for NASA to help advance conservation efforts globally reinforces our vision to use our unique vantage from space to improve life here on Earth,” said Ghassem Asrar, NASA’s deputy associate administrator for science. The announcement came during the World Conservation Union’s meeting in Bangkok attended by more than 6,000 government officials, scientists, business representatives and environmentalists.

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