02 Apr '15, 6am

Russia and Canada lead the world in global forest loss in 2013

Russia and Canada lead the world in global forest loss in 2013

Forest loss will continue to grow as plantations expand because cyclical harvesting of plantations shows up as tree cover loss. Therefore even if clearing of natural forests — deforestation — fell to zero, the algorithm would still show substantial annual forest loss. For that reason, researchers are working to develop layers to mask out plantations, disaggregating them from natural forests.

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0402-global-forest-loss-201...

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