Jump in Forest Loss Reported in Madagascar, Bolivia, Ecuador

Forests in Pakistan, China, the US and Argentina aren't doing great either

By on November 3rd, 2013 23:16 GMT

New data shared with the public by scientists working with NASA says that, when compared to forest loss rates recorded in Madagascar, Bolivia and Ecuador during the third quarter of 2012, the ones documented in these regions between July 1 and September 30 are significantly greater.

Specifically, it appears that, when compared to figures reported last year, forest loss in Bolivia during the third quarter of the year has increased by about 167%, Mongabay reports.

A 126% and 38% increase was documented in Madagascar and Ecuador, respectively, the same source details.

By the looks of it, green areas in Pakistan, China, the United States and Argentina are not doing all that great either, meaning that forest and woodland disturbance was reported in several regions.

Forest cover change was also documented in Colombia, Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of Congo, Cambodia, Sumatra, Kalimantan and Indonesian New Guinea.

This information is expected to help local high officials and authorities figure out which areas have been tampered with to a considerable extent and would therefore benefit from protection.

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