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Like many other tropical countries, Papau New Guinea harbors large expanses of diverse tropical forests, from mountain forests to mangroves. In June 2008, scientists form the University of Papua New Guinea published the country’s first detailed assessment of the type, extent, and health of Papua New Guinea’s forests. The scientists documented the wide-spread deforestation and degradation of lowland rainforest on the islands east of the mainland, including the island of New Ireland, shown here.


NASA image created by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data provided by the United States Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science Data Center. Caption by Rebecca Lindsey.

Published June 19, 2008
Data acquired June 7, 1989 - March 17, 2000

Sources:
Landsat 7
Landsat 7 > ETM+