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GLAD Deforestation Alerts, Explained

GLAD deforestation alerts update weekly, showing areas of recent lost to forest defenders across the tropics to encourage action.

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10 Big Changes for Forests Over the Last Decade

The last decade was pivotal for the world’s forests. The 2010s saw the rise of unprecedented new commitments — from governments and the private sector alike — to bring deforestation to heel. The UN REDD+ framework, the New York Declaration on Forests and the Sustainable Development Goals set out ambitious targets to conserve and restore millions […]

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Fires, Floods and Farming as Seen by Satellites

Satellites, constantly orbiting around our planet, see just about everything. Which means that when a tree falls in a forest, satellites know about it. Global Forest Watch’s (GFW) tree cover loss data, derived from NASA satellite imagery, can pinpoint where trees have fallen around the world. To help us understand what might have caused this […]

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Blog Teknis: Penjelasan Data Global Forest Watch tahun 2018

Data terbaru menunjukkan bahwa tingkat kehilangan tutupan pohon pada 2018 masih tinggi. Di bawah ini, kami menjawab beberapa pertanyaan penting yang sering diajukan terkait dataset kehilangan tutupan pohon tahunan pada Global Forest Watch. Apa yang dihitung oleh kehilangan tutupan pohon? Dataset kehilangan tutupan pohon tahunan dari University of Maryland (UMD) mengukur kehilangan kanopi tutupan pohon […]

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Blog Técnico: Explicación de la Actualización de Datos de 2018 de Global Forest Watch

Los nuevos datos muestran que la pérdida de bosques tropicales continuó a un ritmo elevado en el 2018. A continuación, respondemos a varias preguntas frecuentes relacionadas con el conjunto de datos de pérdida de cobertura arbórea anual en Global Forest Watch que son importantes para comprender los matices de los datos. ¿Qué mide la pérdida […]

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Blog Técnico: Explicação da Atualização de Dados do Global Forest Watch 2018

Read in English here. Lee en Español aqui. Baca dalam Bahasa di sini. Lire en Français ici. Novos dados mostram que a perda de florestas tropicais continuou em taxas altas em 2018. Abaixo, respondemos a várias perguntas frequentes relacionadas ao conjunto anual de dados de perda de cobertura arbórea no Global Forest Watch, que são importantes […]

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Technical Blog: Global Forest Watch’s 2018 Data Update Explained

New data shows that tropical forest loss continued at a high rate in 2018. Below we answer several frequently asked questions related to the annual tree cover loss dataset on Global Forest Watch that are important to understanding the nuances of the data. What does tree cover loss measure? The University of Maryland’s (UMD) annual […]

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Blog Technique: Mise à Jour Expliquée des Données 2018 de Global Forest Watch

Read in English here. Lee en Español aqui. Baca dalam Bahasa di sini. Leia em portugese aqui. De nouvelles données montrent que la perte de forêt tropicale s’est poursuivie avec un taux élevé en 2018. Nous répondons ici à plusieurs questions fréquemment posées au sujet  des données annuelles de perte de couverture arborée de Global […]

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To Learn About the Earth, the Best Vantage Point is in Space

Imagine if you had never seen your reflection. Your entire view of your face would be based on where you assumed your various features were positioned. You wouldn’t know what color your eyes were or how big your nose was, and you would be unable to tell whether your face was changing with age or […]

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Map of the Week: Tracking Hurricane Patricia in Near Real-Time

Tracking Hurricane Patricia in Near Real-Time  As Hurricane Patricia – the strongest hurricane ever recorded – prepares to make landfall in Mexico, people everywhere can use Global Forest Watch tools to track hurricane winds in the face of this critical national emergency. Global Forest Watch Fires uses data from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric […]

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Land and Forest Fires in Indonesia Reach Crisis Levels

By Susan Minnemeyer, Tjokorda Nirarta “Koni” Samadhi and Nigel Sizer Fire alerts in Indonesia have spiked dramatically in recent days, surging even higher than the crisis-level outbreaks of June 2013, March 2014and November 2014. Satellite feeds shown on Global Forest Watch Fireshave recorded thousands of high-confidence fire alerts over the past two weeks, peaking at 1,189 on September 8th, exceeding the highest peaks […]

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3 Ways Open Data Can Help Forests

By Asa Strong This article originally appeared on Insights. The open data movement—the idea that certain data should be freely available to everyone—can drive innovation, make government and corporate activities more transparent and improve decision-making about natural resources. Global Forest Watch (GFW), an online forest monitoring platform, has helped make data accessible and visible to […]