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Technical Blog: Indonesia Tree Cover Loss and National Deforestation Data Explained

According to data from the University of Maryland (UMD), available on Global Forest Watch, tropical tree cover loss in 2017 was the second worst on record. Contrary to the global trend, both the UMD data and the official deforestation data provided by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) show that Indonesia actually experienced a […]

Counting trees to save the woods: using big data to map deforestation

By Nigel Sizer, Loretta Cheung and James Anderson Photo by -bjornsphoto-. License information here. Forests provide benefits few of us appreciate. They store carbon and mitigate the impacts of climate change, preserve biodiversity and ecosystem stability. They provide resources we all use, and more than a billion people around the world depend on forests directly […]