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Conversion of forests to different land uses

Year: 2011 Author: Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Using satellite images, land use changes were determined at Batang Toru (2001-2009) and Tripa (2001-2009) to calculate overall CO2 emissions. Deforestation in both areas led to different land use transitions, with the predominant land use in Batang Toru after deforestation being disturbed forest and in Tripa, oil palm plantations.
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Conservation areas and the Leuser Ecosystem
Sites
Forest status
Ecological zones
Administration
Forest loss from 1985-2007 for Sumatra
Abatement costs for transition from undisturbed forest to other land uses
Fire events in Tripa