Determination of Deforestation Rates of the World's Humid Tropical Forests

@article{Achard2002DeterminationOD,
  title={Determination of Deforestation Rates of the World's Humid Tropical Forests},
  author={F. Achard and H. Eva and Hans-J{\"u}rgen Stibig and P. Mayaux and J. Gallego and T. Richards and J. Malingreau},
  journal={Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={297},
  pages={1002 - 999}
}
  • F. Achard, H. Eva, +4 authors J. Malingreau
  • Published 2002
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • A recently completed research program (TREES) employing the global imaging capabilities of Earth-observing satellites provides updated information on the status of the world's humid tropical forest cover. Between 1990 and 1997, 5.8 ± 1.4 million hectares of humid tropical forest were lost each year, with a further 2.3 ± 0.7 million hectares of forest visibly degraded. These figures indicate that the global net rate of change in forest cover for the humid tropics is 23% lower than the generally… CONTINUE READING
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