Are we making progress toward detecting forest change faster and in greater detail? How can we improve our understanding of what causes forest loss, or how much carbon forests are emitting and sequestering? Join experts from GFW for a discussion of current efforts to answer these questions.
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The world lost over 9 million acres of tropical primary forests last year, about the same as the year before. Does this mean we're stuck with this unacceptably high level of forest destruction? Not necessarily.
The 2019 data reveals that several countries suffered record tree cover losses, and fires created astonishing impacts in primary forests and beyond.
Join WRI for a press call with global forest experts to preview 2019 tree cover loss data and analysis on Thursday, May 28 at 10:00 AM ET/16:00 CEST.
To help businesses achieve the sustainability efforts needed to feed a rapidly growing population, Cargill is contributing $2 million USD to the next phase of its partnership with World Resources Institute (WRI). The two global entities will combine their expertise to accelerate the development and improvement of tools, including Global Forest Watch and a new Water Management Toolkit, for sustainable business operations.
Thanks to innovations in satellite monitoring, we’ve never had a better understanding of when and where forests are changing around the world. Join experts from GFW and the University of Maryland (UMD) Global Land Analysis & Discovery (GLAD) Lab to learn about the methodology behind core forest change datasets on GFW, including the GLAD deforestation alerts and annual tree cover loss data.
This paper discusses the data collection, verification, and publication process of a global asset list, the Universal Mill List.
Global data on the drivers of tree cover loss, developed by WRI and The Sustainability Consortium and updated this week on Global Forest Watch, shows that agriculture is the main culprit.
During the 2010s governments and companies set unprecedented commitments to curb deforestation, but have fallen short. As the 2020s begin, here's what has changed for forests and what to look for in an uncertain new era.
This paper discusses the methodology used to produce the Places to Watch Palm and Soy layers on the Global Forest Watch platform.
A coalition of ten major palm oil producers and buyers are collaborating to support and fund the development of a new, publicly available radar-based forest monitoring system known as Radar Alerts for Detecting Deforestation (RADD).
This paper discusses the use of near-real-time deforestation alerts to combat illegal deforestation in Peru, as well as the enabling conditions and challenges to the use of this data.
The thousands of fires burning in the Brazilian Amazon got global attention this week, both in the media and online, where the hashtag #prayforamazonia earned more than 150,000 mentions in one day. But what can satellite data tell us about what is really happening in Brazil’s forests?
Commodities like palm oil, cocoa, beef and soy may change hands dozens of times from the moment they are harvested until they end up in candy bars, toothpaste or baby formula, making deforestation tracking a very complex puzzle. Today, it is finally possible for a company or bank of any size to analyze and manage deforestation risk using GFW Pro.
Indonesia has shown promising results in forest conservation, with temporary bans on expansion of oil palm into forests and peatlands yielding notable reductions in forest loss. Here's how to double down on that success.
Join an embargoed press call with forest experts around the world to preview GFW's 2018 tree cover loss data and analysis.
Hear from WRI experts how weather conditions and political dynamics could affect this year’s fire season and learn how to monitor and visualize fires in near-real-time on the Global Forest Watch Fires platform.
More than a quarter of global tree cover loss between 2001 and 2015 was associated with commodity-driven deforestation, not likely to be forested again, finds a new study published in Science.
Global Forest Watch has always been able to tell you where tree cover loss has occurred. Now, in a huge leap, it can tell you why.
Rangers in Uganda take mobile phones and tablets on their forest patrols. But they aren't texting friends or playing Temple Run during downtime. They're following up on deforestation alerts generated by satellites circling the earth.