Monitoring Deforestation in the Amazon

Satellite image showing large areas of deforestation.

Detailed Description

Large areas within the Amazon rain forest have undergone large-scale deforestation over the past few decades, and Landsat has helped record this widespread land change. However, in locations such as the Peruvian Amazon, the majority of deforestation is caused in recent years by small-scale agriculture, according to reports by the Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project.


Image Dimensions: 1200 x 331

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Lat / Long: -8.278062000000 / -75.194505000000

Location Taken: PE