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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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Announcing GFW’s 2019 Tech Fellows and Small-Grant Recipients

Global Forest Watch (GFW) is excited to announce the 2019 Tech Fellows and Small Grants Fund recipients. Both these programs provide funding to individuals and organizations using GFW tools to monitor and protect forests. The Tech Fellowship gives individuals the technical skills to implement a forest monitoring project and share their knowledge with others in […]

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A New Tool Can Help Root Out Deforestation From Complex Supply Chains

Imagine you are a sustainability officer for a candy company that uses palm oil in its chocolate bars. How do you determine if the oil you are buying has contributed to deforestation? The above graphic represents one potential path palm oil can take from farm to product. It’s a common quandary: More than 360 companies […]

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Blog Teknis: Penjelasan Data Global Forest Watch tahun 2018

Data terbaru menunjukkan bahwa tingkat kehilangan tutupan pohon pada 2018 masih tinggi. Di bawah ini, kami menjawab beberapa pertanyaan penting yang sering diajukan terkait dataset kehilangan tutupan pohon tahunan pada Global Forest Watch. Apa yang dihitung oleh kehilangan tutupan pohon? Dataset kehilangan tutupan pohon tahunan dari University of Maryland (UMD) mengukur kehilangan kanopi tutupan pohon […]

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Blog Técnico: Explicación de la Actualización de Datos de 2018 de Global Forest Watch

Los nuevos datos muestran que la pérdida de bosques tropicales continuó a un ritmo elevado en el 2018. A continuación, respondemos a varias preguntas frecuentes relacionadas con el conjunto de datos de pérdida de cobertura arbórea anual en Global Forest Watch que son importantes para comprender los matices de los datos. ¿Qué mide la pérdida […]

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Blog Técnico: Explicação da Atualização de Dados do Global Forest Watch 2018

Read in English here. Lee en Español aqui. Baca dalam Bahasa di sini. Lire en Français ici. Novos dados mostram que a perda de florestas tropicais continuou em taxas altas em 2018. Abaixo, respondemos a várias perguntas frequentes relacionadas ao conjunto anual de dados de perda de cobertura arbórea no Global Forest Watch, que são importantes […]

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Technical Blog: Global Forest Watch’s 2018 Data Update Explained

New data shows that tropical forest loss continued at a high rate in 2018. Below we answer several frequently asked questions related to the annual tree cover loss dataset on Global Forest Watch that are important to understanding the nuances of the data. What does tree cover loss measure? The University of Maryland’s (UMD) annual […]

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Blog Technique: Mise à Jour Expliquée des Données 2018 de Global Forest Watch

Read in English here. Lee en Español aqui. Baca dalam Bahasa di sini. Leia em portugese aqui. De nouvelles données montrent que la perte de forêt tropicale s’est poursuivie avec un taux élevé en 2018. Nous répondons ici à plusieurs questions fréquemment posées au sujet  des données annuelles de perte de couverture arborée de Global […]

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Smartphones and Satellite Imagery: Bringing Environmental Enforcement to the Peruvian Amazon

This article is part of a series of blog posts produced with the Rainforest Foundation US. The series covers a training initiative for more than 36 indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon to use Global Forest Watch’s satellite and monitoring technologies for combating deforestation. Read the previous post here. For the community monitors of Buen […]

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Keeping an Eye on Cocoa: Satellite Monitoring Provides Key Support on No Deforestation Commitments

Ever wonder where the chocolate in your candy bar came from? With 70 percent of the world’s cocoa produced by Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, chances are your midnight snack started out as a seed pod growing on a cocoa farm in West Africa.   Chocolate is made by fermenting and drying the seeds of the cocoa pod. Photo by Caroline Winchester/WRI. West […]

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Smartphones and Satellite Imagery: The Indigenous Monitors of Vista Hermosa Take Action

This article is part of a series of blog posts produced with the Rainforest Foundation US. The series covers a training initiative for more than 36 indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon to use Global Forest Watch’s satellite and monitoring technologies for combating deforestation. Check back for updates about these communities in action. Smart phone […]

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Amapá Police Use Forest Watcher to Defend the Brazilian Amazon

On the morning of June 8th, Chief of Police for the state of Amapá in Brazil, Leonardo Brito, and his field team set out for a remote patch of the Amazon in search of deforestation. They were following the guidance of a team member stationed back at their base, verifying an area that had come […]