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Places to Watch: Identifying High-Priority Forest Disturbance from Near–Real Time Satellite Data

Places to Watch is a new workflow to automatically identify concerning areas of recent deforestation using satellite-based forest change information. The method uses the density of deforestation alerts and the presence of intact and protected forests to automatically select the Places...

Mapping Tree Plantations with Multispectral Imagery: Preliminary Results for Seven Tropical Countries

Tree plantations continue to expand worldwide to meet demand for timber, wood fiber, fruits, and vegetable oils such as palm oil. Many countries report national statistics on the area of land in plantations, but the extent and locations of these plantations are often not documented. This study...

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