MAAP #88: Deforestation Hotspots In The Ecuadorian Amazon
July 24, 2018
Deforestation Hotspots in the Ecuadorian Amazon
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