WRI and the National Geographic Society host the event "Open Data in a Closing World" to shed light on how current trends in data, technology, media and human networks can inform decision-making around natural resources.
A broad partnership of indigenous coalitions and land rights and research organizations today launched LandMark, the first online, interactive global platform to map lands collectively held and used by Indigenous Peoples and communities. The platform was created to fill a critical gap in indigenous and community rights and make clear that these lands are not vacant, idle or available to outsiders.
Russia and Canada experienced massive tree cover loss in 2011-2013, with annual losses in their northern forests equal to an area the size of Ireland, mostly due to forest fires, according to new satellite data from WRI’s Global Forest Watch.
The world’s forests are under threat; 50 soccer fields of forests are lost every minute. We need to take action, but there’s still a lot we don’t know.
When and where are forests cleared? Why does it happen? Who is responsible?
This session will highlight the use of advanced technologies including satellite and geo data to improve water availability mapping for a target audience of water managers, policy makers and companies.