Coming soon: A powerful, near-real-time forest monitoring system that unites satellite technology, data sharing, and human networks around the world to fight deforestation.
Global Forest Watch (GFW) is a forthcoming initiative that seeks to revolutionize the global fight against deforestation by mobilizing new technologies and human networks to provide timely information on the state of the world’s forests. Convened by the World Resources Institute and a host of partners, GFW will combine near-real-time satellite monitoring technology, forest management and company concession maps, protected areas maps, mobile technology, crowd-sourced data, and on-the-ground networks to promote transparency in forests around the world.
The GFW platform is intended for use by stakeholders in the world’s forests – concerned citizens, government leaders, buyers and suppliers of sustainable forest products – who seek to better manage forests and improve local livelihoods.
GFW is currently in development. To learn more or participate in the pilot testing period, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For media inquiries, please contact James Anderson, Communications Officer, World Resources Institute (email@example.com, 202-729-7608).