Science Magazine_Combating Deforestation: From Satellite to Intervention

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Science Magazine: Combating deforestation: From satellite to intervention
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A new policy article entitled “Combating deforestation: From satellite to intervention” was just published in Science, one of the leading journals in the world.

The authors include members of Amazon Conservation, World Resources Institute (Global Forest Watch), and Planet.

We first describe how rapidly improving satellite technology has created an unprecedented moment for near real-time monitoring.

We then outline a five-step protocol for near real-time tropical deforestation monitoring, with the goal of bridging the gap between technology and policy.

Satellite image of expanding gold mining deforestation in Peru. Image: Planet.

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