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Ripe Cocoa pods from a cocoa farm in Ghana.

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

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.

Net forest greenhouse gas flux 2001-2022

What’s New With GFW’s Forest Carbon Monitoring

Carbon monitoring data on GFW provides information on where forests are gaining or losing carbon. In 2023, we updated this model with new data.

Oil palm plantation

3 Ways Global Forest Watch Can Support the EU Law on Deforestation-free Supply Chains

Companies and others can use satellite data to help establish whether commodities are deforestation-free as required under the EUDR.

Indigenous community in Peru tests out the Forest Watcher Mobile App

Forest Watcher Updates Improve Managing Teams and Reporting on Data From the Field

Forest Watcher app is designed to serve forest monitors at work in the field. New updates to the app make that easier than ever.

2023 GFW Small Grants Fund recipient Rainforest Foundation US

Introducing Global Forest Watch’s 2023 Small Grants Fund Recipients

GFW’s 2023 Small Grants Fund recipients are using satellite-based forest monitoring technologies to manage and protect forests on the ground.

Tree cover gain 2000-2020 visualized on the GFW map

Exploring New Tree Cover Gain and Net Change on Global Forest Watch

New data on GFW provides an updated look at tree cover height, tree cover gain, and net change in tree cover worldwide.

Tree cover loss due to fires visualized on the GFW map, 2001-2021

Two Decades of Fire-Driven Loss in Unprecedented Detail

New tree cover loss from fires data offers a higher-resolution look than ever before at trends in fire-driven loss over the last 21 years.

Logging roads in Papua province, Indonesia

Why Preserving Forest Integrity Is As Vital As Preventing Deforestation

Forest integrity – the health of remaining forests – is just as vital as preventing deforestation, but less than half of remaining forests have high integrity.

Planet satellite imagery of primary forest removal in Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia on GFW map

Looking for the Quickest Signal of Deforestation? Turn to GFW’s Integrated Alerts

A new integrated deforestation alerts layer combines the analytical power of GLAD, GLAD-S2 and RADD deforestation alerts to provide a faster, more confident view of forest disturbances than any one individual system.

Indigenous community monitors in Copal Urco plan a patrol to monitor deforestation

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.

RADD

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