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Maxar Technologies’ MDA Aids Preservation of Indonesian Rainforest

By [email protected] - 1st May 2019 - 10:09

MDA, a Maxar Technologies company announced that its Forest Alert Service (FAS) space-based capabilities have enabled Asia Pulp & Paper’s (APP) pulpwood suppliers to more strategically monitor forest cover loss in conservation areas and meet their commitment to stakeholders that conservation forest areas were not cleared in connection with the production of their products. In less than three years since MDA began providing the monitoring service, APP reports the losses of natural forest cover in their suppliers’ forest concessions has dropped from between 5-6 percent to just 0.06 percent in the conservation area of more than 600,000 hectares, demonstrating APP’s commitment to responsible forest management. The strategic partnership between APP and MDA launched in 2016, enabling APP’s pulpwood suppliers to respond rapidly to detected forest changes. Monitoring land cover changes in production areas is essential for efficient operational planning and minimizes illegal encroachment, further protecting high-value forests. www.maxar.com