29 Nov '17, 10pm

Tropical deforestation is getting bigger, study finds

The researchers acknowledge that their study focused on solely analyzing the sizes of deforestation events and urge their specific causes be studied more thoroughly. It’s also important to note that the dataset they used does not differentiate between natural deforestation and the harvesting of tree plantations, which means deforestation could be lower than their data indicate – particularly in plantation-heavy countries like Indonesia. However, the authors write that they crosschecked this dataset with another for Indonesia, which didn’t reveal any major discrepancies.

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/11/tropical-deforestation-...

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