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Deforestation

Deforestation is large-scale cutting of trees from a forested area, leaving bare areas susceptible to erosion.

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Disturbance 

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 forest

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.

Remote sensing

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.

Tragedy of the Commons

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.