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Overview

The Forest Watcher mobile application enables offline use of GFW’s spatial data, so you can monitor and manage forests while in the field, directly from a smartphone. By setting up an area to monitor and downloading deforestation and fire alerts, you can take this information with you to help investigate and report what you find, regardless of Internet connectivity. Areas created on Forest Watcher mobile will also be synced with My GFW area subscriptions and dashboards on the main GFW platform. Forest Watcher mobile is available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

The web version of Forest Watcher enables greater customization through editable reporting templates and facilitates collaboration with options to create, review and assign reports to team members.

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Who uses Forest Watcher?

Government
Civil society
Journalists