Astrosat is working on a UK Space Agency project to stop deforestation


Astrosat Ltd. winner of the Satellite Applications Catapult Challenge 2015 is working on a UK Space Agency project to stop deforestation of vast tracts of land in Guatemala in Central America. The blight of illegal timber removal from fragile rainforests could be alleviated by a "CCTV in the sky" being developed by Scottish-based, internationally-operating space services and management company Astrosat.

The Edinburgh-based company, which specialises in innovative space technology, is working on a UK Space Agency project to stop deforestation of vast tracts of land in Guatemala in Central America, particularly where the country borders Mexico.

Forests, of which nearly 40% are primary forests, cover one third of Guatemala's land area. The annual rate of deforestation was 1% for the period 2010-15 and illegal logging is a widespread problem in the country
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Source: Astrosat Ltd.

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