New Forest Map Of The World – A Standard For Monitoring And Analyzing Forests

November 19, 2013 – New high-resolution and high-precision map shows the dramatic changes in the forest cover on Earth, caused by logging, forest fires, insects and other damaging factors. The map shows the change in forest extent from the period of 2000 to 2012. Globally, 2.3 million square kilometers of forest were lost during 12 years and only 0.8 million square kilometers of new forest were gained. The total loss of 1.5 million square kilometers of forest equals the surface of the whole State of Alaska! The maps are a…

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