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Peru's rainforest highway triggers surge in deforestation, according to new 3D forest mapping

Date : 6th September 2010, Source : Mongabay



Scientists using a combination of satellite imagery, airborne-laser technology, and ground-based plot surveys to create three-dimensional high resolution carbon maps of the Amazon rainforest have documented a surge in emissions from deforestation and selective logging following the paving of the Trans-Oceanic Highway in Peru. The study, published this week in the early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals that selective logging and other forms of forest degradation in Peru account for nearly a third of emissions compared to deforestation alone.

http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0906-carbon_mapping_peru.html





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