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Geospatial Data Brings Indigenous and Community Lands to the Forefront of Forest Management

Nearly 500 million people around the world live in and depend on forests, making these groups key to sustainable management of forests. Unfortunately, many local and indigenous communities often struggle with visibility and proper government acknowledgement of this role. Data from LandMark, recently added to Global Forest Watch (GFW), can help bring the role of […]

30 Years of Forest Protection in the Yucatán Peninsula

Pronatura Península de Yucatán A. C. is one of Global Forest Watch’s (GFW) 2019 small grants fund recipients. The Small Grants Fund provides financial and technical support to organizations working in the tropics to turn forest monitoring information into action using GFW. As of March 2020, Pronatura Península de Yucatán A. C. is celebrating its […]

4 Species That Went Extinct This Century Because of Forest Loss

Scientists have a better understanding of the number of stars and galaxies in the universe than the number of species currently on earth. A little more than 1.7 million species have been described by science and estimates of the total number of species on earth vary wildly between 3 and 100 million. Yet each year this staggering amount of diversity takes a hit.  Research suggests that Earth is currently experiencing its sixth mass extinction. (The last extinction took out the dinosaurs 66 million […]

Macaws, Movies and a Legacy of Environmental Protection: Q&A With Dr. George Olah, Part 2

As a tool open to everyone, GFW’s maps and data have been used in some creative ways. Dr. George Olah, a conservation geneticist and wildlife filmmaker, employed GFW to help tell the story of one of South America’s most iconic birds in his recent film, The Macaw Kingdom. He has been researching and filming macaws […]

Macaws, Movies, and a Legacy of Environmental Protection: Q&A with Dr. George Olah, Part 1

As a tool open to everyone, GFW’s maps and data have been used in some creative ways. Dr. George Olah, a conservation geneticist and wildlife filmmaker, employed GFW to help tell the story of one of South America’s most iconic birds in his recent film, The Macaw Kingdom. He has been researching and filming macaws […]

GFW Summit Draws Together International Forest Community

Global Forest Watch (GFW) held its inaugural Summit last week in Washington, DC. Nearly 400 people attended, traveling from over 30 countries like Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Indonesia, China, Cameroon and Kenya to participate. The GFW Summit was an escalation of our traditional partnership meetings that began in 2014 with the launch of GFW. As GFW’s […]

PARTNER POST: The Importance of Open Data for Conservation in Mexico City

The Reforestamos Mexico GFW Contest recently recognized PAOT’s innovative use of the Global Forest Watch platform as a first-place winner in the “public policy analysis” category. Learn more about the contest here. Mexico’s capital, Mexico City, is one of the largest and most populous areas in the Western Hemisphere, spanning almost 150,000 hectares and is […]

We Can Save Tigers from Extinction, with a Little Help from Satellites

By Octavia Payne Tersedia dalam Bahasa sini. A male Sumatran tiger lying in the grass. Photo by Tambako The Jaguar (Flickr). Tigers are one of the most iconic yet one of the most endangered animals. Despite their popularity in books, films and religion, fewer than 3,500 remain in the wild today, due largely to agriculture, logging […]

GFW User Profile: Sébastien Desbureaux

For this installment of GFW User Profiles, we spoke with Sébastien Desbureaux, PhD student at Université d’Auvergne. What organization do you work with and what do you do? I am a PhD student at Université d’Auvergne in France, working both with CERDI – a research center specialized in development economics, and CIRAD – a research center working […]