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The Commodity Report: Soy Production’s Impact on Forests in South America

The combination of new data on soy production with annual tree cover loss shows sustainable soy production will require a holistic approach

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Supplied with Tech, Indigenous Forest Monitors Curb Deforestation

A recent study shows that indigenous forest monitors equipped with satellite data saw a 52% reduction in deforestation in the first year.

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Higher Resolution Alerts Offer More Detailed Picture of Forest Loss

There’s a new deforestation alert system in town, and it’s monitoring forest loss across the Amazon Basin in greater detail than ever before.

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Assessing Trends in Tree Cover Loss Over 20 Years of Data

As satellite data has improved over time, tree cover loss detection has improved with it. Here’s what that means for analyzing forest trends

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2021 Must Be a Turning Point for Forests. 2020 Data Shows Us Why

Data on forest loss in 2020 shows that this next year will be pivotal to protecting forests and mitigating climate change.

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Primary Rainforest Destruction Increased 12% from 2019 to 2020

2020 tree cover loss data reveals the world lost 4.2 million hectares of primary rainforests last year— an area the size of the Netherlands.

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New Radar Alerts Monitor Forests Through the Clouds

New radar alerts (RADD), have improved detection of deforestation for 31 countries and aid companies pursuing sustainable supply chains

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Just 7 Commodities Replaced an Area of Forest Twice the Size of Germany from 2001-2015

New analysis shows agricultural commodities (cattle, oil palm, soy, cocoa, rubber, coffee and wood fiber) accounted for 26% of global tree cover loss.

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New Global Maps Estimate Forest Carbon Fluxes in Unprecedented Detail

What you need to know about how GFW’s carbon flux data was created and how it differs from the other estimates out there.

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Taking the Pulse of the World’s Forests with the Global Forest Review

The Global Forest Review bridges the gap between available forest data and insights and analyses that can make a difference.

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Forests Absorb Twice as Much Carbon as They Emit Each Year

New data maps global carbon flux in forests, letting us quantify CO2 emissions and sequestration in local forests or countries to continents.

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Use of GLAD Alerts Led to 18% Reduction in Deforestation in Monitored African Forests

A recent study shows that using GLAD deforestation alerts to monitor forests correlates with reduced forest losses—by at least 18% in Africa.