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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Places to Watch: Curating Data-Driven Stories for Action

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2017 and later updated in April 2019. GLAD alert coverage (shown in pink) in South America. Global Forest Watch’s (GFW) ability to track and display deforestation in near-real-time has changed the way people around the world monitor forests. But for those interested in monitoring large areas […]

To Learn About the Earth, the Best Vantage Point is in Space

Imagine if you had never seen your reflection. Your entire view of your face would be based on where you assumed your various features were positioned. You wouldn’t know what color your eyes were or how big your nose was, and you would be unable to tell whether your face was changing with age or […]

Protecting Paraguay’s Ancestral Forests with Modern Tech

This is the Gran Chaco. A vast expanse of dry forest, cactus stands and palm savannahs—a stretch of rural Paraguay considered far away from just about everywhere. Despite its remoteness and low population, the Chaco represents both home and livelihood for those who reside there. But the area has become increasingly threatened in the last 20 years as trees are felled in favor of ranches producing beef for export.This is the village of Chaidi, home to the Ayoreo Totobiegosode, an indigenous people