Rhett Butler News

Clarifying Google’s forest map

The map does not distinguish between natural forests and plantations, but the underlying database will support the development of additional layers, which can be used to create masks for oil…

Illegal logging remains rampant in Brazil

Illegal logging remains pervasive in the Brazilian state of Pará, finds an assessment released Monday by Imazon. Analyzing satellite data and records from Pará's environmental agency Sema, the Brazil-based NGO…

New pictures from Costa Rica

My apologies for the lack of blog updates. Between long-term projects and building up Mongabay.org--the non-profit arm of Mongabay--I haven't had the opportunity to post lately. However I'm happy to…
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