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Aerial footage of palm oil and the forest in Sentabai Village, West Kalimantan, 2017.
Apr 04, 2024|Data|6 minutes

Global Forest Watch’s 2023 Tree Cover Loss Data Explained

New data shows persistent primary forest loss in 2023. What does the data measure and how does it compare to other official estimates of deforestation?

Ripe Cocoa pods from a cocoa farm in Ghana.
Feb 14, 2024|Data|10 minutes

Ending Deforestation from Cocoa in West Africa with New Data-Driven Resources

Two new data-driven resources provide a shared view of priority areas in West Africa and can help realize a a deforestation-free cocoa sector.

Aerial view of the Amazon Rainforest
Jan 18, 2024|Data|8 minutes

Comparing Forest Extent in 2020 from Global Forest Watch and the Forest Resources Assessment

This blog compares the forest extent in 2020 for data from UMD on GFW and the FAO Forest Resources Assessment and explains the differences.

Side by side comparison of UMD tree cover loss and JRC Tropical Moist Forest data
Jan 08, 2024|Data|10 minutes

Differences Between Global Forest Watch’s Tree Cover Loss Data and JRC’s Tropical Moist Forest Data Explained

We explain key differences between two data sets that track forest change in the tropics: UMD tree cover loss and JRC Tropical Moist Forest.

Timber logging
Nov 13, 2023|Data|12 minutes

Monitoring Forest Degradation for the EU Deforestation Regulation Using GFW

Under the EUDR, wood products entering the EU market must be degradation-free. Tools like GFW can help companies monitor for degradation.

Amazon – Brazil, 2011.©Neil Palmer/CIAT
Jun 27, 2023|Data|5 minutes

Global Forest Watch’s 2022 Tree Cover Loss Data Explained

New data shows high rates of primary forest loss in 2022. What does the data measure and how does it compare to other official estimates of deforestation?