Deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest

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Released

27/07/2012

Length

00:00:27

Copyright

ESA/USGS/Deimos Imaging

Description

This animation shows deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest in the western Brazilian state of Rondônia from 1986 to 2010. While the central area remains green and untouched, squares of light green and brown pop up over time as the forest is cut away. With their unique view from space, Earth observation satellites have been instrumental in highlighting the vulnerability of the rainforests by documenting the scale of deforestation, particularly in remote areas.

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