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overview of a river in Pantanal, Brazil
Apr 04, 2024|Forest Insights|

Tropical Forest Loss Drops Steeply in Brazil and Colombia, but High Rates Persist Overall

Despite progress in some countries, the rate of tropical primary forest loss in 2023 remained persistent, according to new data from UMD on GFW.

Forest in Sweden
Nov 22, 2023|Forest Insights|6 minutes

Timber Harvesting and Climate Change Are Depleting Europe’s Mature Forests

A new study found that important tall, mature forests are declining in some parts of Europe due to timber harvesting and climate change.

Aug 29, 2023|Forest Insights|9 minutes

The Latest Data Confirms: Forest Fires Are Getting Worse

The latest data on forest fires confirms: Fires are becoming more widespread, burning nearly twice as much tree cover today as 20 years ago.

An aerial shot shows the contrast between forest and agricultural landscapes near Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil.
Jun 27, 2023|Forest Insights|13 minutes

Tropical Primary Forest Loss Worsened in 2022, Despite International Commitments to End Deforestation

Tropical primary forest loss was 10% higher in 2022 than in 2021 despite international commitments, according to new data on GFW.

Jan 06, 2023|Forest Insights|

Indigenous Forests Are Some of the Amazon’s Last Carbon Sinks

New research shows that forests managed by Indigenous people in the Amazon are net carbon sinks, while forests outside Indigenous lands are a carbon source.

Photo of mountains in Mexico Protected Natural Area
Dec 09, 2022|Forest Insights|9 minutes

Natural Protected Areas in Mexico: A Strategic Front for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Data from GFW shows that Natural Protected Areas in Mexico help prevent forest loss, protect biodiversity and mitigate climate change.