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Activists Use GPS Systems to Track Illegal Logging Operations in Brazil’s Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon rainforest is the largest rainforest on earth. It covers 5% of the world’s surface area and reaches into nine South American countries. Deforestation normally starts with logging. Loggers


Earth from Space: Adeus, Amazon Rainforest Deforestation

24 years of Amazon Rainforest deforestation in the Brazilian state of Rondônia are shown in a simulated animation.   Source: ESA