Logging roads a useful proxy for detecting forest degradation, research finds

BOGOR, Indonesia—Logging roads can offer a simple, accurate way to estimate how much vegetation is removed by loggers, a study in Cameroon has found. The method enables researchers “to see in an indirect way” the ecological effects of so-called selective logging, says Denis Sonwa, a senior scientist with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)... Read more

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