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Deforestation in Brazil and Bolivia

10.3S 67.3W

August 17th, 2011 Category: Deforestation

Brazil - August 12th, 2011

Deforestation is the removal of a forest or stand of trees where the land is thereafter converted to a nonforest use. Examples of deforestation include conversion of forestland to farms, ranches, or urban use.

Here, large areas of deforestation appear as tan stretches in northern Bolivia (lower right quadrant) and the Brazilian states of Acre (right of center) and Amazonas (upper right quadrant). While some areas of deforestation appear as fine, straight tan lines, other more curving tan lines are sediment-laden rivers crossing the Amazon Rainforest.

 

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