the trend in forest clearing is going up
the Brazilian government has its own satellite system to estimate how much is cleared
researchers from Brown university compared this with estimates from 2 other measuring system
from 2008 to 2012 an area of almost 9,000 square km was cleared without being included in the govt estimates
the government system monitors primary Amazon forest but leaves out separate forest plots under 6 1/4 ha in size , dry forests and secondary forests
please see https://news.mongaba...tes/?n3wsletter
in a separate Mongabay report the ongoing murder of forest defenders is noted
Edited by COSMIC RHINO, 21 October 2016 - 08:18 AM.