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Deforestation by land grabbers

Leases of land concessions in Cambodia have accelerated in the last ten years. An analysis using high-resolution maps and official documents shows that deforestation rates in the land concessions are higher than in other areas.

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Figure 1: A cattle pasture in the Ecuadorian Amazon.


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Rudel, T. Deforestation by land grabbers. Nature Geosci 8, 752–753 (2015).

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