research data . Dataset . 2016

INCREASING ISOLATION OF PROTECTED AREAS IN TROPICAL FORESTS OVER THE PAST TWENTY YEARS

DeFries, Ruth; Hansen, Andrew; Newton, Adrian C.; Hansen, Matthew C.;
  • Published: 04 Aug 2016
  • Publisher: Figshare
Abstract
Protected areas are one of the cornerstones for conserving the world's remaining biodiversity, most of which occurs in tropical forests. We use multiple sources of satellite data to estimate the extent of forest habitat and loss over the last 20 years within and surrounding 198 of the most highly protected areas (IUCN status 1 and 2) located throughout the world's tropical forests. In the early 1980s, surrounding habitat in the 50-km unprotected or less highly protected “buffers” enhanced the protected area
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free text keywords: Environmental Science, Ecology
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research data . Dataset . 2016

INCREASING ISOLATION OF PROTECTED AREAS IN TROPICAL FORESTS OVER THE PAST TWENTY YEARS

DeFries, Ruth; Hansen, Andrew; Newton, Adrian C.; Hansen, Matthew C.;