Clear-cutting in a Turkish forest to expand a lignite mine

Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 18 July 2023 at 08:46:01 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 07 August 2023 at 08:46:01 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Keyword(s): Land, deforestation, natural ressources, forest, coal power, lignite mine, climate change, greenhouse gas, oil and gas, Turkey
Fig. 1 - S2 (18.07.2023) - The village of Ekyzkôy lies near Mugia in south-west Turkey in the middle of Akbelen forest.
Fig. 2 - S2 (18.07.2023) - Villagers have mobilized to prevent the extension of Yenikoy lignite mine on the forest.
Fig. 3 - S2 (18.07.2023; 07.08.2023) - Despite weeks of protests, 68 km² of forest have been cut down to expand the coal mine.