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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 […]

Using Maps, This Community Fought a logging Company and Won

The air is filled with the distinctive smell of burned wood in the tiny village of Sabue, tucked away in the crescent of the foothills of the Caucasus mountains. Misho Keinoshvili and his father chop wood for the wood burner to heat their house, while the sound of running water from the outside sink murmurs […]

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 […]

GFW User Profile: Madi Vorva

For this installment of GFW User Profiles, we spoke with Madi Vorva, a student at Pomona College and long-time forest activist. How did you become interested in forests? I’ve loved animals my entire life—I grew up playing in the woods behind my house with my brothers, which gave me an appreciation from the beginning. In […]

GUEST POST: Producing data that matters: Making community monitoring truly participatory

By Rachel Mulbry *The Siekopai and Sionabai nationalities are often referred to as Siekoya and Siona, respectively, in anthropological literature and historical writings. However, Siekopai and Sionabai are the preferred terms. Floating slowly down the shallow Río Kokaya, which forms the southern border of the indigenous Siekopai* territory in the Sucumbíos province of Ecuador, the […]

GFW User Profile: Wenman Liu

For this installment of GFW User Profiles, we spoke with Wenman Liu, Ph.D. Candidate at Georgia Institute of Technology. How did you find out about GFW? I’ve been working on forest issues for a while. I was always searching the internet for forest-related data and had a pretty hard time finding stuff, so I actually found GFW […]

Announcing Recipients of Small Grants Fund 2015

Global Forest Watch (GFW) is thrilled to announce the 2015 recipients of the Small Grants Fund! This year we received applications from over 450 civil society organizations proposing to apply GFW data and technology to improve forest management and governance. After a month of review, we selected 13 exceptional organizations to receive support from GFW […]

GFW User Profile: Sébastien Proust

For this installment of GFW User Profiles, we spoke with Sébastien Proust Alliance Coordinator for the Mexico-REDD Alliance Project in the Yucatan Peninsula (Coordinador del Proyecto alianza Mexico-REDD en la Península de Yucatán, Mexico), The Nature Conservancy. What organization do you work with? I work for The Nature Conservancy in Mexico, specifically in the Yucatan Peninsula. I […]

Zooming In: Unexpected Loss in Mbitom, Cameroon

By Benjamin Kessler, Thomas Maschler and Sarah Alix Mann Mbitom, an area in Cameroon’s East region, is experiencing unexplained tree cover loss. In order to identify the drivers of this loss, the GFW Cameroon team set out into the Mbitom forests to investigate. Click on the StoryMap to enter the interactive version.