27 Apr '15, 4am

NASA reveals rise in deforestation in remote Peruvian parks

NASA reveals rise in deforestation in remote Peruvian parks

Global Forest Watch map showing forest loss between 2001 and 2013 in Peru's Alto Nanay Pintuyacu Chambira conservation area and Alto Purus National Park New NASA data shows a jump in forest loss in two remote parks in the Peruvian Amazon during the first three months of 2015. NASA's Quarterly Indicator of Cover Change (QUICC), a MODIS satellite-based product that underpins Mongabay's Global Forest Disturbance Alert System (GloF-DAS), detected a significant increase in forest disturbance in Peru's Alto Nanay Pintuyacu Chambira conservation area and Alto Purus National Park between January 1 and March 31, 2015. The forest loss is unusual: according to World Resource Institute's Global Forest Watch, the two protected areas lost a negligible amount of tree cover between 2001 and the end of 2013. It's presently unclear why the forest loss occurred. GloF-DAS map of Alto Purus Na...

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