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What's Happening In India's Forests?

In India, tree cover is on the rise, but primary forests continue to be lost. This piece is part of GFW's Global Insights series.

Detecting "Hot Spots" Along Frontiers of Forest Loss

Plagued by illegal gold mining, Venezuela’s Yapacana National park— an area dedicated to protecting the country’s primary forests— became a hot spot of forest loss in 2018. In an age of climate destabilization and the largest mass extinction in 66 million years, primary forests like Yapacana are strongholds of carbon storage and species habitat and […]

Watersheds Lost Up to 22% of Their Forests in 14 Years. Here’s How it Affects Your Water Supply

By Yiyuan Jasmine Qin and Todd Gartner Drought in Sao Paulo. Flooding in the Himalayas. And pollution in Sumatra. These three distinct water crises have a common cause—degradation in forests. That’s because upstream forests, wetlands and other “natural infrastructure” play a critical role in supplying clean water downstream. They stabilize soil and reduce erosion, regulate […]

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 […]