More than 8 million acres of the U.S. landscape have burned this year. Global Forest Watch provides insights on where they're happening, and how they compare to previous fire seasons.
From drones to infrared sensors to crowdsourcing applications, forest defenders are increasingly turning to technology to stop illegal logging.
Community forests serve as a vital source of livelihood, nutrition and medicine for the world's Indigenous Peoples. New research shows these forests have another advantage: generating billions of dollars in benefits for rural peoples and society.
Evidence is growing that tenure-secure community forests are associated with avoided deforestation and other ecosystem-service benefits. There are also economic and social benefits connected to communal management.
The world’s legally recognized community forests hold about 37 billion tonnes of carbon, about 29 times the annual carbon footprint of all the passenger vehicles in the world.
How can open government accelerate implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the post-2015 development agenda? One overlooked answer is “forests.”
More than half the fires are burning on peatlands, which hold some of the highest quantities of carbon on Earth.
The largest hardwood flooring retailer in the United States is charged with importing illegally harvested timber from areas including forests in far eastern Russia.
Kebakaran di Indonesia terus menghasilkan asap dan kabut di seluruh wilayah, dengan polusi udara mencapai level yang sangat berbahaya dalam semalam di Singapura. Sejak pukul 5 pagi pada tanggal 25 September, level polutan negara tersebut merupakan yang tertinggi dari yang pernah diukur hingga tahun 2015. Pada level ini, seluruh masyarakat cenderung terkena dampak negatif, dan para pihak yang berwenang telah menutup semua sekolah dasar dan menengah hingga situasi menjadi lebih baik.
Land and forest fires in Indonesia continue to cause smog and haze across the region, with air pollutants reaching hazardous levels overnight in Singapore. Indonesia's fires have reached their highest point in at least three years, with more than 13,000 fire alerts in the last week alone.
The land and forest fires burning across Indonesia spiked to historic highs this month, with officials across the country pledging to investigate the perpetrators. A new campaign from Tomnod and WRI’s Global Forest Watch platform allows people everywhere to aid in the investigation.
Fire alerts in Indonesia have spiked dramatically in recent days, surging even higher than the crisis-level outbreaks of June 2013, March 2014 and November 2014. Satellite data from Global Forest Watch reveals where they're burning.
Thirty percent of Indonesia’s territories have been handed over to private companies as concessions, with many of them overlapping with indigenous lands. Here are three ways Indonesia can strengthen land rights for local communities while also benefiting government, businesses and the environment.
A few extra trees in a forest won’t have much impact, but planting trees on a farm in the sub-Saharan drylands can make a difference between life and death when drought sets in. Lars Laestadius explains.
Resource-strapped law enforcement agencies and companies with complex supply chains struggle to curb illegally sourced wood. That's where DNA analysis and other advanced technologies can play a role.
Brasil e Indonésia fizeram grandes esforços para diminuir o desflorestamento em anos recentes mas, em 2014, registraram aumento na perda de árvores, de acordo com novos dados divulgados pelo Global Forest Watch.
Despite significant efforts to reduce deforestation in recent years, new satellite data shows that two of the world's largest forested nations, Brazil and Indonesia, both saw an uptick in tree cover loss in 2014.
More than 1,700 leaders will gather for the World Forestry Congress next week, the most prominent gathering for discussions about forest management. Will they use the opportunity to make progress?
The world lost more than 18 million hectares (45 million acres) of tree cover in 2014, an area twice the size of Portugal, according to new data from the University of Maryland (UMD) and Google released by Global Forest Watch.