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StoryMap: Meet the Yudja, Brazil's Forest Guardians

By Sarah Parsons The Yudja are one of many indigenous groups who call Brazil’s Amazon rainforest home. For decades, they’ve sustainably managed their community forest, relying on it for food, shelter and livelihoods. Yet like many forest communities around the world, the Yudja now face unprecedented threats in the form of new roads, hydroelectric dams, […]

Putting People on the Map: the Land Tenure Data Challenge and Global Forest Watch

By Rachael Petersen and Caleb Stevens Satellites provide a wealth of information about our planet’s resources. NASA’s Landsat satellite, for example, produces images that can be analyzed by complex algorithms to calculate areas of forest loss with greater precision than ever before. These advances allow Global Forest Watch to create an unprecedented picture of how […]