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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Lilian Pintea conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Samuel Martin Jantz performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Janet Ruth Nackoney conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Matthew C Hansen conceived and designed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

The research in this article did not generate, collect or analyse any raw data or code.

Funding

This work was supported by a grant from NASA’s Ecological Forecasting for Conservation and Natural Resource Management program (NNX14AB96G) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) program (NNX14AR46G). We would also like to recognize the support of our other partners in achieving the objectives of our work, the Arcus Foundation (DR Congo), Esri, DigitalGlobe and Google Earth Outreach, the American people through USAID and the African Wildlife Foundation. This paper does not reflect the official views of any of these organizations or the United States Government. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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