Did you know that every year about 1% of original forest habitat area is being lost? Did you know that farming and logging have severely disturbed at least 94% of temperate broadleaf forests? In fact, today less than 0.1% of dry forests in Central America’s Pacific Coast remain from their original extents (Laurance, 1999; Primack, 2006; Ravenga et al., 2000).
This website sheds light on the problem of tropical forest degradation as well as on how Google Earth can be used to protect these habitats. It provides a variety of resources which you can (and should) use to get yourself involved into the process of forest conservation.
This is a video about how Willie Smits and Borneo Orangutan Survival used Google Earth as a platform for anyone to participate in the reforestation project by adopting acreage in the Samboja Lestari reforestation region.