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Agriculture Drove Recent Record-Breaking Tree Cover Loss

Global tree cover loss reached record highs in 2016 and 2017. In 2018, roughly one soccer field of tree cover was lost every second. What drove this loss? Global data on the drivers of tree cover loss, developed by WRI and The Sustainability Consortium and updated this week on Global Forest Watch, can tell us. […]

Monitoring Forest Change in Latin America with Terra-i

By Hayley Solak, Ruth Nogueron and Sarah Mann (Shampuyacu, Peru) Photo by Bruno Locatelli/CIFOR. Alert systems that quickly connect observers to the location of tree cover loss can help forest managers respond to threats with precision and speed. These alerts allow large-scale monitoring of tree cover loss using satellite datasets and sophisticated computer algorithms to […]