Satellite data reveals new deforestation in Colombia, Brazil and Indonesian Papua.
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Rangers in Uganda take mobile phones and tablets on their forest patrols. But they aren't bringing them to text friends, scroll Instagram or play Temple Run during downtime. They're using them to follow deforestation alerts generated by satellites circling the earth, and to upload photos of illegal logging they find.
Sumatra's Leuser Ecosystem is the last place on Earth where rhinos, elephants, sun bears and orangutans live in the wild, but it's threatened by logging, road development poaching and illegal mining. Global Forest Watch works with local partner HAkA to protect this distinctive area's environment.
GLAD alerts on Global Forest Watch can spot changes in forests around the globe, showing forest regions at risk now in Indonesia, Cameroon and Brazil.
Deforestation from road building or expanding plantations isn’t typically spotted until a sizable patch of land disappears. But now satellites are watching.
A lucrative charcoal trade destroys forests, threatens endangered species and fuels the activities of armed militias in the Democratic Republic of Congo. To avoid further losses, enhanced monitoring and more efficient cookstoves could help.
Tree cover with the surface area of New Zealand was lost in 2016 after a wave of fires that signal the need for better forest management worldwide.
New data on global tree cover loss shows that Brazil experienced a major spike in tree cover loss in 2016.
Active fire alerts produced by NASA and available online at Global Forest Watch Fires show the deadly wildfires whipping across California's wine country are among the worst in the state's history.
Frontlines work against deforestation doesn't always happen where there's good WiFi. So WRI developed a mobile app that works offline, bridging the gap between the eyes of satellites and enforcement by environmental defenders, forest rangers and civil society.