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Forest resources mapping of Liberia

Forest resources mapping of Liberia

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November 1986
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This report covers the work of forest resources mapping undertaken by the Remote Sensing Unit of the Forestry Development Authority of Liberia between March 1982 and June 1984. Its principle aim is to reassess the actual forest cover area of Liberia by interpretation of recent aerial photography and the subsequent transfer of this photo detail to 1 in 125,000 map series. The procedures adopted for this mapping study are detailed. In conjunction with this work a deforestation study was also carried out using the same selected areas from each of the 1953, 1969 and 1979/82 aerial photography series. The results of these studies are discussed and related to previous estimates that have been made. The results include information about forest areas (by forest type and in three slope classes).

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