The area of intact forest landscapes is shrinking worldwide according to new research published in Science Advances last week.

The paper, titled, “The last frontiers of wilderness: Tracking loss of intact forest landscapes from 2000 to 2013”, is available here. It was written by Peter Potapov (University of Maryland), Matthew C. Hansen (University of Maryland), Lars Laestadius (Laestadius Consulting LLC), Svetlana Turubanova (University of Maryland), Alexey Yaroshenko (Greenpeace Russia), Christoph Thies (Greenpeace Germany), Wynet Smith (Global Forest Watch Canada), Ilona Zhuravleva (Greenpeace Russia), Anna Komarova (Greenpeace Russia), Susan Minnemeyer (World Resources Institute), and Elena Esipova (Transparent World).

The authors used Landsat satellite imagery to map the extent of intact forest landscapes between 2000 and 2013, and located where the forest has been altered and fragmented, and identified what caused these changes.

 

>> Click here for the full article on conservation-watch.org

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