Executive Summary: Forest Cover and Deforestation in Belize, 2010-2012

Cherrington, Emil. A and Cho, Percival and Waight, Ivanna and Santos, Tanya. Y and Escalante, Alex. E and Nabet, Jorge (2012) Executive Summary: Forest Cover and Deforestation in Belize, 2010-2012. Technical Report.

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    Although Belize is recognized as the Mesoamerican nation with the highest percent of forest cover (CATHALAC 2011), our recently concluded satellite-based analysis suggest that this privileged status is at risk from elevated deforestation. The nation's forest cover has declined over the past three+ decades (Cherrington et al. 2010a), but the last two years has been significant increase in the rate of deforestation compared to previous years, prompting the need for continue national-scale monitoring using satellite imagery. This article summarizes that recently-compared assessment of (i) Belize's current 2012 forest cover, and (ii) national deforestation estimates for the period 2010-2012.

    Item Type: Technical Reports (Technical Report)
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      Publisher: CATHALAC
      Subjects: (A) Biodiversity > (AH) Plants
      (H) Protected Areas > (HC) Forest Reserve
      Publication Sources: (1) Environmental Research Institute
      Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2018 11:40
      Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 11:40
      URI: http://eprints.uberibz.org/id/eprint/1704

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