Tropical forests are under many competing economic, human and environmental pressures. When managed sustainably, they provide resources for the nation’s economy and stakeholders while continuing to support the needs of local populations. Illegal deforestation and degradation are major threats to the integrity of forests and a significant contributor to climate change.
In line with the laws and regulations of producer nations, and in support of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+), the tropical forest industry is today managed and developed in a way that ensures forest resources are exploited with sustainability, traceability and preservation of the environment in mind.
Assuring regulatory compliance and sustainable forest management calls for remote forest monitoring capabilities independent of operators on the ground. Telespazio holds expertise that supports the combination of satellite remote sensing with compliance checking of forest concessions’ documentation – a unique asset for governments, operators and development partners.
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