posted on Oct, 21 2005 @ 01:19 PM
As it looks the rainforest is being destroyed at double the rate of all previous estimates. On avrage aditional 15 500 square kilometres is cut down
by selective logging.
Scientists from Brazil and the US say new research suggests deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon has been underestimated by at least 60%.
The team has completed a study using a more advanced technique of satellite imagery that can pick up more types of logging activity.
These include selective logging, where loggers pick out trees of value but leave the surrounding forest intact.
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First of all i really don't understand how this was discovered just now (another conspiracy maybe?).
Until this discovery, deforestation rate estimations were that rain forest will be gone in 30 years.
As it looks we will soon see shortages and increase in wood price.
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[edit on 10/26/05 by FredT]