Forest cover impacts of Chinese development projects in ecologically sensitive areas


Ariel BenYishay, Bradley Parks, Daniel Runfola and Rachel Trichler : What are the conservation impacts of Chinese development activities in ecological hotspots? We generate and sub-nationally geo-reference a dataset of official Chinese development activities implemented between 2000 and 2014 in the Tropical Andes, the Great Lakes region of Africa, and the Mekong Delta. We then merge these project data with a long series of high-resolution satellite data in order to evaluate their impacts on forest cover. A…

SAIS CARI 2016 Conference. October