Deforestation Trends in a Tropical Landscape and Implications for Endangered Large Mammals

  title={Deforestation Trends in a Tropical Landscape and Implications for Endangered Large Mammals},
  author={Margaret F. Kinnaird and Eric W. Sanderson and Timothy G. O'Brien and Hariyo Tabah Wibisono and Gillian Woolmer},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
Abstract: The remarkable large‐mammal fauna of the Indonesian island of Sumatra is one of the most endangered on Earth and is threatened by rampant deforestation. We used remote sensing and biological surveys to study the effects of deforestation on populations of endangered large mammals in a Sumatran landscape. We measured forest loss and created a predictive model of deforestation for Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park and an unprotected buffer area based on satellite images between 1985… 
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