Gran Chaco Plains of South America - - Image Gallery

Deforestation in the Gran Chaco plains of South America is seen in today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory. About 20 percent of the Gran Chaco plains has fallen victim to deforestation since 1985, having mostly been converted into farmland. This image was captured by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on board the Landsat 8 satellite.

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