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New research shows that landowners in Brazil are clearing more forest than government measures suggest. In the satellite image above, black boxes and yellow dots indicate deforestation taking place in the blind spots of Brazil’s forest monitoring system.
Credit: VanWey Lab / Brown University
Significant deforestation in Brazilian Amazon goes undetected
- October 12, 2016
- Brown University
- Close to 9,000 square kilometers of Amazon forest was cleared from 2008 to 2012 without detection by the official government monitoring system, a new study has found.
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