Monday, February 24, 2014

Global Forest Watch | Monitoring Forests in Near Real Time

Global Forest Watch ( is a dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system that empowers people everywhere to better manage forests.

For the first time, Global Forest Watch unites satellite technology, open data, and crowdsourcing to guarantee access to timely and reliable information about forests.

Armed with the latest information from Global Forest Watch, governments, businesses and communities can halt forest loss.

Global Forest Watch was created by the World Resources Institute with over 40 partners, including: Google, ESRI, the University of Maryland, Imazon, Center for Global Development, and the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP). Major funders include the Norwegian Climate and Forests Initiative, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.K. Department for International Development (DFID), Global Environment Facility (GEF), and the Tilia Fund.