The world's most comprehensive forest map was prepared in collaboration with Google. With the interactive map, it will be able to track what has happened to the forests anywhere in the world, free of charge, via satellite in the last 12 years. The world's most comprehensive forest map was prepared in cooperation with Google. All forests on the ground from 7 to 654 were photographed one by one on the map, which was created by combining 178 thousand 2000 images taken from the Landsat 2012 satellite.
IN 12 YEARS, THE FOREST AS MUCH AS MONGOLIA HAPPENED
Accordingly, within 12 years, logging has lost almost 2.3 million square kilometers of forest due to fires, tree diseases and storms. As a result of the works carried out within the scope of afforestation, 800 thousand square kilometers of forest area was gained. Accordingly, net forest loss on a global scale was 1.5 million square kilometers. In other words, the world has lost a large forest area to cover Mongolia in the last 12 years.
– The green areas on the map represent forests, the red color represents the forests that have disappeared in the last 12 years, the blue represents the forests that have come back to life as a result of afforestation works, and the pink represents the areas where both forest loss and gain are experienced.
– On the interactive map, the forest loss and forest areas of Turkey can be clearly observed.
– Turkey is not among the 50 countries with the highest forest loss.
– The final version of the map, which will be introduced in Science magazine tomorrow, will be available to users free of charge in January 2014.
Source : radical