The amazon rainforest is suffering from the highest level of deforestation recorded. This is due to a combination of logging and forest fires. Many of the fires are deliberately started - to cover up logging and then allow for cattle ranching.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has produced images showing the bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef lost nearly 30% of its corals in 2016...
The 54 countries that make up the Commonwealth are to gain free access to satellite data to protect corals. 47 of the 54 Commonwealth countries have a coastline and nearly 50% of all of the world’s coral reefs are within the Commonwealth.
Coral reefs around the world are under threat from a wide variety of issues including – overfishing, dredging, and rising sea temperatures. Satellites are being deployed to track and monitor many of these risks.