Old maps

Old maps

One of my vices: I love old maps and studies… so much can be learned from old data sources yet so few are willing to take the time.


WRI | The World Lost a Belgium-sized Area of Primary Rainforests Last Year

WRI | The World Lost a Belgium-sized Area of Primary Rainforests Last Year

[Indonesia] saw an even more dramatic decline in forest loss in protected forests, suggesting that recent government policies are working. On peatlands deeper than 3 meters, which have been legally protected from development since 2016, forest loss dropped 80 percent from the 2002-2016 average. And in areas under Indonesia’s forest moratorium, primary forest loss dropped 45 percent in 2018 compared to 2002-2016.

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