Fifty years of deforestation and forest fragmentation in Madagascar

  title={Fifty years of deforestation and forest fragmentation in Madagascar},
  author={Grady J. Harper and Marc K Steininger and Compton J. Tucker and Daniel Juhn and Frank Hawkins},
  journal={Environmental Conservation},
  pages={325 - 333}
SUMMARY Tropical deforestation is a key contributor to species extinction and climate change, yet the extent of tropical forests and their rate of destruction and degradation through fragmentation remain poorly known. Madagascar's forests are among the most biologically rich and unique in the world but, in spite of longstanding concern about their destruction, past estimates of forest cover and deforestation have varied widely. Analysis of aerial photographs (c. 1953) and Landsat images (c… Expand
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