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Logging in Indonesia and Malaysia

Indonesia has the world's 3rd largest tropical rainforest, but is ranked 2nd for deforestation. Forest fires occur annually across the country, but 2015 was the worst year to date with air pollution reaching more than 2,000 on the Pollution Standard index - with anything above 300 considered hazardous to health. The aim of the mapping is to provide spatial information related to logging activities, such as where they are taking place and just how extensive the area is. The data can then be used to investigate correlations between evidence of deforestation, such as canals used to transport logged trees, which in this case has been linked to draining the peatlands. Learn more here or start contributing! Photo: Trucks carrying logs in Gunung Lumut, East Kalimantan, Indonesia, by CIFOR