DEIMOS-1 Animation of the Week (acquired on 15/9/2011 and 6/8/2014): Deforestation Patches, Boquerón, Paraguay
This animation shows deforestation of Boquerón department, in the west Paraguay, from 2011 to 2014. In only 3 years, the already deforestated area, has been deprived of many others trees. Each deforestation patch measures roughly 10 times a soccer field. Tomorrow, 21 March, it´s United Nation International Day of Forests. This global celebration of forests provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests. Forests play a key role in our battle in adapting to and mitigating climate change. The theme for this year “Forests and Climate Change” highlights forest-based solutions to address climate change mitigation and adaptation, and more broadly forests and sustainable development.