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January 10, 2017

Satellites Chronicle Forest Loss in Cambodia

Between 2001 and 2014, the annual forest loss rate in Cambodia increased by 14.4 percent: a total of 1.44 million hectares—5,560 square miles—of forest. In broad swaths of the country, densely forested landscapes—even those in protected areas—have been clear-cut during the last decade for rubber plantations and timber.

March 3, 2016

Focus on Gabon Forests for Biomass

With deforestation accounting for 10% of greenhouse gas emissions, satellite observations have an important role to play in mapping this changing ecosystem. ESA is therefore going to great lengths to make sure a new sensor will live up to its promise. Deforestation and forest degradation release about the same amount of greenhouse gases into the

October 21, 2014

A Minisatellite Takes on a Massive Mission

This 300-meter-resolution image from the European Space Agency’s Proba-V minisatellite shows deforestation in the state of Rondônia in western Brazil.