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What’s Happening In India’s Forests?

In India, tree cover is on the rise, but primary forests continue to be lost. This piece is part of GFW’s Global Insights series.

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Agriculture Drove Recent Record-Breaking Tree Cover Loss

Global tree cover loss reached record highs in 2016 and 2017. In 2018, roughly one soccer field of tree cover was lost every second. What drove this loss? Global data on the drivers of tree cover loss, developed by WRI and The Sustainability Consortium and updated this week on Global Forest Watch, can tell us. […]

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5 Creative Projects Using GFW to Protect Forests

Since its launch in 2014, Global Forest Watch’s data and tools have been used by millions of people across the globe. From apps to research reports to documentaries, users have creatively incorporated GFW’s datasets into their projects. Here are five of our favorite projects, recently selected from our User Story Contest, that use GFW to […]

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This 23-year Old Woman is Innovating Forestry in Her Home Country

Sophie Gogibedashvili decided she wanted to be a forester during a hike in her second year of university. In the middle of Georgia’s Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park she was overwhelmed with emotion. “The forest was talking to me,” Sophie recalls. She is still touched by the memory even now, in her office at Georgia’s Center for […]

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GFW User Profile: Andrew Heald

For this installment of GFW User Profiles, we spoke with Andrew Heald, forestry consultant; technical director, UK Confederation of Forest Industries. What do you do? I am a sustainability and forestry consultant. I’ve worked in this sector for more than 20 years, and with a range of organizations from forest product companies like UPM and Mondi to the […]

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Map of the Week: King Fire in California Burns Areas of Clearcuts, Tree Plantations

The King Fire near Sacramento, California has spread rapidly, resulting in the evacuations of thousands. NASA’s Active Fire data picks up the fire clearly, and when viewed on Global Forest Watch, you can also see that much of the affected area is managed forests with a patchwork of clearcuts and tree plantations. Wind direction data […]