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When a Road Leads to Deforestation

Road networks in the Congo rainforest have significantly increased over the past decades, but not all paths lead to long-term destruction.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Lauren Dauphin, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey, logging concession data from Global Forest Watch and data from Kleinschroth, Fritz, et al. (2019). Story by Kasha Patel.

Published November 25, 2019
Data acquired April 24, 2019

Source:
Landsat 8