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Forest Loss

Conversion of forests to another type of land use

Forest loss is defined as the conversion of forest to other land use or permanent reduction of tree cover, below the minimum threshold of 10%. Their calculation is taken as the base maps land cover of the Colombian Amazon that are produced by the Institute SINCHI a scale of 1: 100,000.

Forests perform key functions for ecosystems and for many rural populations and indigenous groups, as well as being a source of food and other raw materials. For this reason, its loss, whatever the magnitude, has consequences both at an environmental, social and economic level.

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