TY - CHAP A1 - Óscar M. Chaves ED1 - Paulo Moutinho Y1 - 2012-03-30 PY - 2012 T1 - Efficiency of the Strategies to Prevent and Mitigate the Deforestation in Costa Rica N2 - Deforestation and forest degradation represent a significant fraction of the annual worldwide human-induced emission of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, the main source of biodiversity losses and the destruction of millions of people's homes. Despite local/regional causes, its consequences are global. This book provides a general view about deforestation dynamics around the world, incorporating analyses of its causes, impacts and actions to prevent it. Its 17 Chapters, organized in three sections, refer to deforestation impacts on climate, soil, biodiversity and human population, but also describe several initiatives to prevent it. A special emphasis is given to different remote-sensing and mapping techniques that could be used as a source for decision-makers and society to promote forest conservation and control deforestation. BT - Deforestation Around the World SP - Ch. 15 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/33527 DO - 10.5772/33527 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-01-24 ER -