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Indonesia is Reducing Deforestation, but Problem Areas Remain

Compared to other tropical countries, Indonesia has made strong progress in reducing deforestation in recent years. The Indonesian government released its official deforestation numbers in May 2018, showing that the rate of forest loss has been declining from 2015 to 2018. The data reported deforestation of 440,000 hectares in 2018, slightly lower than the 2017 […]

GFW Technology Offers Options to Combat Mexico's High Rate of Tree Cover Loss

Despite efforts to reduce deforestation, tree cover loss in the tropics has increased during the last decade. Conversion of forests for agriculture and logging continue to propel large-scale deforestation. Data from Global Forest Watch (GFW) shows more than 24.7 million hectares of tree cover were lost around the world in 2018, an area approximately the […]

Oil Exploration and Extraction Threatens South American Mangrove Forests

Sometimes described as coral reefs of the forest for the vast diversity of organisms they support, mangrove forests are one of the Earth’s most varied ecosystems. From above, they might look like any other forest, but beneath their canopy, mangroves’ intricate root systems are home to a wealth of marine life. But as human development […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The World Lost a Belgium-sized Area of Primary Rainforests Last Year

The tropics lost 12 million hectares of tree cover in 2018, the fourth-highest annual loss since record-keeping began in 2001. Of greatest concern is the disappearance of 3.6 million hectares of primary rainforest, an area the size of Belgium. The figures come from updated data from the University of Maryland, released today on Global Forest […]

The World Lost a Belgium-sized Area of Primary Rainforests Last Year

The tropics lost 12 million hectares of tree cover in 2018, the fourth-highest annual loss since record-keeping began in 2001. Of greatest concern is the disappearance of 3.6 million hectares of primary rainforest, an area the size of Belgium. The figures come from updated data from the University of Maryland, released today on Global Forest […]