Mapping the deforestation footprint of nations reveals growing threat to tropical forests.

  title={Mapping the deforestation footprint of nations reveals growing threat to tropical forests.},
  author={Nguyen Tien Hoang and Keiichiro Kanemoto},
  journal={Nature ecology \& evolution},
Deforestation, a significant threat to biodiversity, is accelerated by global demand for commodities. Although prior literature has linked deforestation to global supply chains, here we provide a fine-scale representation of spatial patterns of deforestation associated with international trade. Using remote sensing data and a multi-region input-output model, we quantify and map the spatiotemporal changes in global deforestation footprints over 15 years (2001-2015) at a 30-m resolution. We find… 

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