Deforestation is large-scale cutting of trees from a forested area, leaving bare areas susceptible to erosion.
The disturbance is a term used to describe a discrete event that disrupts an ecosystem or community, natural disturbances such as fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, and floods.
Endangered forests are the most valuable forests on the globe, forests that would be irreparably harmed by industrial resource extraction. In practical terms, this means these forests are “no go” and “no buy” woods.
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) set up by the UNDP, REDD is a multi-donor trust fund, pooling resources to create a financial value for the carbon stored in the rainforest.
Reforestation is a conversion of non-forested land to forested land by direct human-induced conversion, seeding or planting trees of natural sources.
Remote sensing is the art or science of telling something about an object without touching it (reconnaissance at a distance) It includes various methods of obtaining pictures or other forms of electromagnetic records of the Earth’s surface from a distance and the treatment and processing of the picture data.
The tragedy of the Commons, the notion, explicated by Garrett Hardin, that though we live in a Commons, individuals will practice selfish behaviours that are not in the common good and lead to overexploitation of resources.