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Clearcuts destroying valuable old-growth forest tracts in southern Komi, near the Perm Region border

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One of the most endangered ecosystems in the Russian Northwest southern old-growth fir and spruce forests (dark green and dark brown) and aspen and spruce forests (olive green and brown) on the border of Komi Republic and Perm Region. Large areas of white, turquoise, grayish purple and blue indicate large wetlands. Light green represents deciduous forests after clearcuts. The chess pattern of yellowish green, pink, magenta and purple rectangles show clearcuts, which penetrate the last few intact landscapes of old-growth aspen and spruce forests. The largest intact landscapes contain old-growth fir and spruce forests (dark spots). Currently no part of these landscapes is protected. The narrow south to north strips, shown in light green or crimson in some of the landscapes, are windfall areas.

Creation date:
01.07.2013

Region:
Northern European Russia

Theme:
Valuable nature areas

Image type:
Landsat 8

Processed by:
Transparent World