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Play this animation to see the change in this area happen from 1975 to 2017. The animation uses a Landsat image from most of the years in this time period to demonstrate the rapid rate of deforestation. Huge areas of Rondônia's dense rain forest transform to cleared areas in only a few decades. Unseen in these images are the effects of the deforestation on wildlife habitats and local and global climate.


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June 19, 1975, Landsat 2 (path/row 249/67) — Rondônia, Brazil


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