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Deforestation in Rondônia, Brazil

11.5S 63.5W

July 5th, 2011 Category: Deforestation

Brazil - June 17th, 2011

The light green, herring-bone patterns across the otherwise dark green landscape in this image are signs of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest.

This particular area of deforestation is located in Rondônia, a Brazilian state that used to be two-thirds covered by rainforest. Today, about three-fifths of the state has been deforested since intensive settlement and logging began in the 1970s.

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