Feb 1, 2011

Wetlands International: new maps Sarawak


Untitled document

SarVision published a groundbreaking report on deforestation in Sarawak for Wetlands International. Read more to download the report and have a look at the data yourself in Google Earth.

Untitled document

This is the first time that detailed and verified figures on deforestation and peatswamp conversion come available for Sarawak. The Netherlands-based Wetlands International presented the new figures widely, stating that palm oil destroys Malaysia’s peatswamp forests faster than ever.

The full Wetlands International Press Release is available here:

http://www.wetlands.org/NewsandEvents/NewsPressreleases/tabid/60/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/2583/Default.aspx

Have a look at the map data in Google Earth here:

http://earth.sarvision.nl/Sarawak_forest_change_2005-2010.kmz

Note: for best results in Google Earth click Tools>Options... and switch off 'Compress' under 'Texture Colors'.

Our background report is available for download here:

http://www.wetlands.org/Portals/0/publications/Report/Malaysia%20Sarvision.pdf


More information: Niels Wielaard (Senior Project Manager SarVision), +31628916609 (Mobile), wielaard[at]sarvision[dot]nl

Posted by: nwielaard