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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.

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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 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.

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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?

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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.


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