This report analyzes water availability across all potentially commercial shale resources worldwide.
It also reveals that water availability could limit shale resource development on every continent except Antarctica.
Presents the results of a multiyear project to map Canada's large, intact forest landscapes and analyze their distribution and level of protection....
This paper analyzes the environmental and poverty effects of agricultural subsidies. It proposes policy reforms to help developing countries capitalize on subsidy reductions and turn their agriculture sectors into vehicles for sustainable development.
Mapping less disturbed forest tracts, floodplain and bottomland ecosystems of intact river basins, naturally rare and unique forest communities, and rare and endangered plant species habitats -- to aid regional conservation strategies.
The analysis compiles a comprehensive set of geospatial indicators of human activities that lead to forest degradation and conversion. Illustrated by numerous maps, the results provide valuable insights for land-use planning and zoning.
Assesses the forest carbon situation in Russia and makes the data available to researchers and policy makers.
This article explores and profiles the local-level outcomes of Cameroon's decentralization of forest management....
Please see our Congo Basin Forest Atlases page for the latest versions of our Congo Basin Atlases, along with links to online interactive maps, desktop mapping applications, GIS data,...
This is a case study of Butamira Forest Reserve in Uganda in which a Member of Parliament became the torch bearer of the poor tree farmers as they were faced with hostility from government officials and a manipulative private company
December 1, 2003. Provides an overview of the World Parks Congress (Durban, September 2003) and its results for funders and civil society organizations with a special emphasis on the significance of the meeting to indigenous communities worldwide.
The first analysis of its kind performed in Canada combining satellite imagery, GIS and ground-truthing to create an electronic atlas that uses ESRI software in an easy-to-use interface.
Distributed for comment at the 5th World Parks Congress, this guide seeks to help protected area managers, policy makers, and stakeholders learn to deal with the factors of global change that will have growing impacts on their areas in the coming decades.
The first-ever, detailed map of intact forest landscapes in Russia, and can be used to flag areas where special precautions must be taken before development decisions are made.
Identifies relatively undisturbed forest blocks in Central Africa, providing maps that show their size, condition and current levels of protection -- offering the first comprehensive picture of where logging concessions are located throughout the region.
A comprehensive, map-based analysis of the scale and pace of change affecting Indonesia's forests and the forces and actors that are driving deforestation -- turning Indonesia from a forest-rich country to a forest-poor country....
Examines current issues surrounding dryland management policies and the livelihoods of people who live in dryland areas.
This joint USAID/WRI Information Working Group for Africa report on three West African countries concludes that benefits can be gained from the use of modern information technologies in environmental planning and in managing natural resources.
with Alexey Yu. Yaroshenko, Peter V. Potapov, and Svetlana A. Turubanova (Greenpeace Russia). A joint publication of Greenpeace Russia and Global Forest Watch.
This first attempt at identifying boreal forest areas of minimal human disturbance (intact) using high-resolution...
The HAU research indicates that both forest cover and forest quality have declined in Nghe An in the last decade, particularly in the Ca River Basin.
Analyzes an initiative that connects protected areas from Mexico to Central America. Concludes that governments and citizens need closer cooperation in designing development programs to create biological corridors and provide economic opportunities.