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Places to Watch: Identifying High-Priority Forest Disturbance from Near–Real Time Satellite Data

Places to Watch is a new workflow to automatically identify concerning areas of recent deforestation using satellite-based forest change information. The method uses the density of deforestation alerts and the presence of intact and protected forests to automatically select the Places...

Predicting Future Forest Loss in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s CARPE Landscapes

The Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) is an initiative of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), whose main objectives are to mitigate climate change and sustainably manage forests in Central Africa. As the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC)...

Mapping Tree Plantations with Multispectral Imagery: Preliminary Results for Seven Tropical Countries

Tree plantations continue to expand worldwide to meet demand for timber, wood fiber, fruits, and vegetable oils such as palm oil. Many countries report national statistics on the area of land in plantations, but the extent and locations of these plantations are often not documented. This study...

Human Pressure on the Brazilian Amazon Forests

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.

An Analysis of Access to Central Africa's Rainforests

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.

Chile's Frontier Forests

Conserving a Global Treasure

For the most up-to-date information on this topic, please see Global Forest Watch.

Describes, for the first time, the extent and distribution of the country's intact forests while identifying priority areas...

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