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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 […]

Places to Watch: 3 Forests Experiencing Rapid Clearing Right Now

Places to Watch is an initiative that uses weekly GLAD alerts on Global Forest Watch to spot changes in forests around the globe and identify the most consequential cases of recent deforestation. By pairing deforestation alerts with expert interpretation of satellite imagery, credible descriptions of what is happening on the ground and resources to learn more, […]

Places to Watch: 3 Hotspots for Forest Clearing Right Now

Places to Watch is an initiative that uses weekly GLAD alerts on Global Forest Watch to spot changes in forests around the globe and identify the most consequential cases of recent deforestation. By pairing deforestation alerts with expert interpretation of satellite imagery, credible descriptions of what is happening on the ground and resources to learn more, […]

Places to Watch: 3 Regions of Forest at Risk Right Now

Places to Watch is an initiative that uses weekly GLAD alerts on Global Forest Watch to spot changes in forests around the globe and identify the most consequential cases of recent deforestation. By pairing deforestation alerts with expert interpretation of satellite imagery, credible descriptions of what is happening on the ground and resources to learn more, […]

Places to Watch: 5 Forests at Risk This Month

EDITOR’S NOTE, 12/15/17: Due to a technical glitch in the Global Forest Watch tool, the original tree cover loss data we published for Brazil, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Indonesia were incorrect. Tree cover loss was higher than originally reported in DRC and Indonesia, and lower in Brazil. We have also removed a reference […]

Balancing Development and Forest Protection in Papua

By Josefhine Chitra, Arief Wijaya and Rizky Firmansyah Contrast between oil palm plantation and the forest, Papua, Indonesia. Photo by Agus Andrianto/CIFOR. As part of the world’s largest archipelago, Indonesia faces a unique challenge in achieving equitable development across its 16,000 islands. Despite strong overall economic growth, development is still concentrated in the western parts of […]