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The spatial distribution of suitable habitat for animal taxa has been a major topic of ecological research. Information on the spatial distribution of habitat and its temporal variability provides a basis, both theoretically and practically, for habitat management. As a result, the use of geographic information system (GIS) algorithms and approaches for assessing fauna habitat has become a vital tool in wildlife management. The advent of high spatial resolution remotely sensed imagery (as obtained, for example, from airborne camera, videography or satellite based sensors) provides the possibility of providing base layer spatial information on habitat distributions and quality as well as an efficient means of updating this information based on natural and anthropogenic change

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