MAAP #88: Deforestation Hotspots in the Ecuadorian Amazon

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MAAP #88:
Deforestation Hotspots in the Ecuadorian Amazon
http://maaproject.org/ecuador-hotspots/

Hotspots de deforestación en la Amazonía Ecuatoriana

Here, we highlight deforestation hotspots, the areas with the highest deforestation densities, in the mega-diverse Ecuadorian Amazon.

We then zoom in and focus on a dynamic area in the north that is located between three important protected areas (Sumaco, Yasuní y Cuyabeno).

We show a series of satellite images that indicate that the primary deforestation drivers (causes) in these hotspots are oil palm and other agricultural activities.

*The Ecuador series is a collaboration between Amazon Conservation, Amazon Conservation Team, and EcoCiencia, funded by the MacArthur Foundation

MAAP #88: Deforestation Hotspots in the Ecuadorian Amazon
http://maaproject.org/ecuador-hotspots/

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