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global forest watch

Today, we have more data about forests than ever before, but we still can’t seem to agree on where, when and why forests are changing around the world.

Even two prominent global data sources appear to disagree, at least on the surface. “World deforestation slows down” was the headline of the 2015 Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). In the same year,...

Satellite analysis reveals tiger habitats more intact than expected; area large enough to double wild tiger population remains

Key points:

  • Tigers need large areas to survive but if well protected, populations can rebound quickly - Nepal and India experienced 61 and 31 percent increases, respectively, in their tiger populations recently thanks to better habitat protection and anti-poaching efforts.

  • The global tiger population now stands at fewer than 3,500; goal is to double by 2022.

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