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Which Countries Are Most Vulnerable to Locust Swarms?

  • agriculture
  • food security
  • maps
  • agriculture
  • food security
  • maps
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For the Millions of East Africans Who Need Electricity Most, Data Shows Renewable Energy Is a Viable – and Affordable – Solution

  • maps
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • Sustainable Development Goal 4
  • Sustainable Development Goal 7
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • renewable energy
Electricity has far-reaching impacts on people's livelihoods. This Tanzanian tailor can sew at night thanks to solar power. Photo by Theo Steemers/USAID
  • maps
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • Sustainable Development Goal 4
  • Sustainable Development Goal 7
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • renewable energy
News
  • Energy
  • maps
  • Energy Access
  • renewable energy
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3 Things Cities Can Learn from Cape Town’s Impending “Day Zero” Water Shut-Off

  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • maps
  • natural infrastructure
  • South Africa
  • water risk
  • water stress
Cape Town, South Africa
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • maps
  • natural infrastructure
  • South Africa
  • water risk
  • water stress
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We Discovered 1.8 Million Square Miles of Forest in the Desert

  • deforestation
  • agroforestry
  • Forests
  • maps
  • restoration
Dryland forest in Kenya
  • deforestation
  • agroforestry
  • Forests
  • maps
  • restoration
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Looking Back on 5 Years of Forest Outcomes

  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • maps
  • restoration
Tree Planting and Degraded Landscape, Ethiopia
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • maps
  • restoration

Forest Loss Pushes Far Beyond Plantation Boundaries in South America, Africa

  • tree cover loss
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • maps
  • palm oil
Orangutans at Camp Leakey, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
  • tree cover loss
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • maps
  • palm oil

New Platform Reveals How Much Carbon Is Locked in Tropical Forests – and How Much Was Lost

  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • INDC
  • international climate policy
  • maps
  • UNFCCC
GFW Climate will help measure emissions from tropical deforestation. Photo credit: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/cifor/14626255095/in/album-72157645614284212/">M. Edliadi for the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">cc</a>
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • INDC
  • international climate policy
  • maps
  • UNFCCC

ADVISORY: New Online Platform on Indigenous and Community Territories to Help Secure Land Rights Worldwide

  • maps
  • human rights
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • land tenure
  • resource rights
  • maps
  • human rights
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • land tenure
  • resource rights

STATEMENT: Global Forest Watch Wins UN Big Data Climate Challenge Prize

  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • data
  • deforestation
  • maps
  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • data
  • deforestation
  • maps
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New French Satellite Imagery to Help Forest Management in the Congo Basin

  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • Forests
  • global forest watch
  • maps
  • rivers
When it comes to monitoring forests, the Congo Basin remains one of the most challenging environments in the world. Photo Credit: CIFOR/Flickr
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • Forests
  • global forest watch
  • maps
  • rivers
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3 Myths and Facts about Forest and Landscape Restoration

  • agriculture
  • agroforestry
  • deforestation
  • forest restoration
  • Forests
  • India
  • maps
  • New Perspectives on Restoration
In Rwanda, 85 percent of the population makes a living from subsistence farming of degraded, formerly forested lands. Photo Credit: Gates Foundation/Flickr
  • agriculture
  • agroforestry
  • deforestation
  • forest restoration
  • Forests
  • India
  • maps
  • New Perspectives on Restoration
News

RELEASE: Global Forest Watch: Dynamic New Platform to Protect Forests Worldwide

  • global forest watch
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • maps
  • global forest watch
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • maps
Data

Rights to Resources Interactive Map

  • maps
  • governance
  • resource rights
  • natural resources
  • maps
  • governance
  • resource rights
  • natural resources
Data

Rights to Resources Map: Data Set

  • maps
  • governance
  • resource rights
  • natural resources
  • maps
  • governance
  • resource rights
  • natural resources
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Equatorial Guinea Increases Protected Forests by 63 Percent, Shows New Atlas

  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • governance
  • maps
Forests cover roughly 98 percent of Equatorial Guinea's national land area. Photo credit: Pascal Duoard, WRI
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • governance
  • maps

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