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Q&A: Why Are Community Forests So Important?

By Danielle King A new report by WRI and the Rights and Resources Initiative, to be released on July 24th, shows governments can meet their climate change mitigation targets by protecting community forest rights. We caught up with the report’s lead author, Caleb Stevens, to find out why community forests are so important—both for human rights and for curbing climate […]

Put Your Tweets on the GFW Fires Map

By Sarah Mann and James Anderson Tandai lokasi (geotag) tweet anda Calling all Tweeps! Global Forest Watch needs your help to show the impacts of the fires and haze in Southeast Asia using the Twitter conversations map on the new GFW Fires platform. If you live in an area affect by haze from forest or […]

GUEST POST: New maps reveal more complex picture of Sumatran fires

By David Gaveau Figure 1 — Map showing the progression of the February-March 2014 fires in the largest burned area (22,000 ha) on Pulau Rupat, a small island off the coast of mainland Sumatra, overlaid over our detailed land use map in an Acacia concession (HTI, or Hutan Tanaman Industri). The combined maps illustrate that the […]

Interview with Crystal Davis, Senior Manager of GFW

GFW Senior Manager Crystal Davis discusses Global Forest Watch’s approach to tackling the forest information challenge. Interview by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) at the Forest Asia Summit 2014. Visit the GFW About page for more videos on Global Forest Watch. BANNER PHOTO by CIFOR.

3 Myths and Facts about Forest and Landscape Restoration

By Kathleen Buckingham and Lars Laestadius In Rwanda, 85 percent of the population makes a living from subsistence farming of degraded, formerly forested lands. Photo by DFID – UK Department for International Development (license information here). This is the third installment of WRI’s blog series, New Perspectives on Restoration. The series aims to share WRI’s views on restoration, dispel […]

Programming to protect the planet at EcoHack

By Robin Kraft, Dan Hammer and Aaron Steele The environment has been hacked! In a good way. Across four different time zones, technologists and environmentalists recently converged at the first global EcoHack, with events in San Francisco, New York City, São Paulo and Madrid. Their mission? Spend twenty-four hours building tools to protect and better understand […]

7 Unexpected Places for Forest Landscape Restoration

By Katie Reytar This is the second installment of WRI’s blog series, New Perspectives on Restoration. The series aims to share WRI’s views on restoration, dispel myths, and explore restoration opportunities throughout the world. The world has lost almost half of its original forest cover, due largely to booming population growth and agricultural expansion. But even […]

Restoration: It’s About More than Just the Trees

By Robert Winterbottom This is the first installment of WRI’s blog series, New Perspectives on Restoration. The series aims to share WRI’s views on restoration, dispel myths, and explore restoration opportunities throughout the world. Almost half of the world’s original forests have been cleared or degraded. So naturally, most people think of the “forest restoration” […]

GFW Graduate Student Research Program

The Global Forest Watch (GFW) team is excited to announce the GFW Student Research Program (SRP). The program aims to support innovative and policy-relevant research drawing on GFW data and GFW’s open source API. The SRP provides grants for eligible graduate students to pursue forest-related research and interact with expert staff from the GFW team. […]