Satellites Chronicle Forest Loss in Cambodia

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.

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...


December Issue 2022