The tropical forest Tesso Nilo, located in the province of Riau in Sumatra, Indonesia, is one of the most biodiverse in the planet. However, during the last 20 years the Tesso Nilo has been affected by the constant deforestation carried out in this area, which has threatened numerous species that live in the forest, especially the Sumatran tiger.
Deforestación en Tesso Nilo, Indonesia: una amenaza para el Tigre de Sumatra
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..
Biodiversity in the Crosshairs: The End of the Ring-tailed Lemur?
The catta (ring-tailed) lemur is a unique species from Madagascar that is in danger because of the deforestation in its habitat. Its population has decreased to such an extent that it is on the verge of extinction. The problem threatens primates and Madagascar’s biodiversity.
Biodiversidad en la Mira: ¿el Fin de la Cola Anillada?
El lemur Catta (cola anillada) es una especie unica de Madagascar que se encuentra en peligro por la deforestacion de su habitat. Su poblacion ha disminuido a tal punto que esta al borde de la extincion. La problematica supone una amenaza; no solo para los primates, sino para la biodiversidad en Madagascar.
Dispatches from GEO XIII: Making Vanishing Forests Visible
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
El Salvador’s Changing Landscape: Getting to the Ground Truth
Tropical forests are vital ecosystems because of their rich biodiversity and carbon sequestration abilities. Unfortunately, due to a number of factors, these forests are threatened by deforestation and forest degradation and are in need of comprehensive management strategies.
Calamity in Kalimantan: Palm Oil Growth at the Expense of Diversity
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
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
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