Madagascar, 1973

Madagascar, Landsat 1, 1973

Detailed Description

The Spiny Thicket region in Madagascar has a naturally slow rate of growth and regeneration, making it especially vulnerable to the effects of deforestation. This image was acquired January 21, 1973 by the Landat 1 satellite. 

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Image Dimensions: 1024 x 980

Date Taken:

Location Taken: MG