UKSA Space for Forestry in Developing Countries

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Developing nations have some of the most valuable forests which have come under threat from both legal and illegal deforestation, increasing human population, and commodities such as timber and palm oil. The devastation caused by these factors contributes to huge carbon emissions, loss of biodiversity, and can deprive communities of their livelihood. This report outlines the ways in which the space industry can provide a high-quality monitoring of these processes on a large scale that would not be possible with ground-based means.