Deforestación en Tesso Nilo, Indonesia: una amenaza para el Tigre de Sumatra

EarthzineOriginal, SGS 2017, St. George's School

El bosque tropical de Tesso Nilo, ubicado en la provincia de Riau en Sumatra, Indonesia, es uno de los mas biodiversos del planeta. No obstante, durante los ultimos 20 anos el Tesso Nilo se ha visto afectado por la constante deforestación llevada a cabo en la zona, lo cual ha amenazado a numerosas especies animales que habitan en el bosque, especialmente al Tigre de Sumatra..

Dispatches from GEO XIII: Making Vanishing Forests Visible

EarthzineGEO/GEOSS News, Original

Regional remote sensing has the capacity to support conservation initiatives at a local level. Partnerships such as those established through GEO can help. The Chaco Dry Forest in South America is losing habitat at a rate of roughly 1,500 hectares a day. This land clearing is driven by the profitability of soy and beef, and although some forest conversion is … Read More

Calamity in Kalimantan: Palm Oil Growth at the Expense of Diversity

EarthzineDEVELOP 2016 Spring VPS, Mapping Landscape Changes and Species Distribution, Original

Indonesia is the world’s leading producer of palm oil. To keep pace with the continued worldwide expansion of palm oil demand, the government of Indonesia formulated an agricultural policy with the express purpose of doubling palm oil production by 2020. Unfortunately, palm oil plantation expansion comes at the cost of natural rainforest and biodiversity loss in the Central Kalimantan region.

The Time to Act is Now! Forecasting Change in El Salvador’s Pine-Oak Forests

EarthzineDEVELOP 2015 Fall VPS, Monitoring Change for Resource Management, Original

This is a part of the 2015 Fall VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Category: Monitoring Change for Resource Management Project Team: El Salvador Ecological Forecasting Team Location: NASA Langley Research Center – Hampton, Virginia Authors: Jordan Ped (Project Lead) Courtney Duquette Clarence Kimbrell Susannah Miller Stephen Zimmerman Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Kenton Ross (NASA DEVELOP National Program) Abstract: Tropical rainforests have … Read More