Deforestation in Peru

Today’s Image of the Day comes courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at deforestation in the forests of Peru.

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Today’s Image of the Day comes courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at deforestation in Peru.

According to remote sensing scientists Clinton Jenkins from North Carolina State University, this area just east of Tamshiyacu, Peru is experiencing a deforestation rate of about 247 acres per week.

This image was captured by the Operational Land Imager on board the Landsat 8 satellite.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory