Global Forest Loss

This section is meant to gather data about the current worldwide forests situation. This is done through APIs, databases, news, MapBuilders, and journals.

Global forest loss map

Credits: University of Maryland, department of geographical sciences.

Results from time-series analysis of Landsat images characterizing forest extent and change.

Trees are defined as vegetation taller than 5m in height and are expressed as a percentage per output grid cell as ‘2000 Percent Tree Cover’. ‘Forest Cover Loss’ is defined as a stand-replacement disturbance, or a change from a forest to non-forest state, during the period 2000–2019. ‘Forest Cover Gain’ is defined as the inverse of loss, or a non-forest to forest change entirely within the period 2000–2012. ‘Forest Loss Year’ is a disaggregation of total ‘Forest Loss’ to annual time scales.

Reference 2000 and 2019 imagery are median observations from a set of quality assessment-passed growing season observations.

News List

Live: Thu Jan 20 2022 10:29:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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India State of Forest Report released by central govt Thursday, shows trees and forests now cover 24.62% of the country’s geographical area. In 2019, India had a cover of 24.56%.

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Cargill, which had pledged to clean up its supply chain, sells feed for many of the billion chickens killed annually in UK

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A third of the 350 companies most exposed to commodities such as palm oil, beef and timber have no policies to ensure their products are not fuelling deforestation, a report by NGO Global Canopy showed on Thursday.

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Brazil will stop monitoring deforestation in the Cerrado, the world's most species-rich savanna, a government researcher said on Thursday citing a lack of funds, days after data showed destruction hitting a 6-year high in 2021. The Cerrado, which neighbors the Amazon rainforest and stretches across several Brazilian states, is a major bulwark against climate change due to the carbon it absorbs.

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Deforestation has become a major problem in the country. According to the World Wildlife Fund , Pakistan has the second highest rate of...

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The meat industry has been blamed for deforestation, water degradation and biodiversity loss - threatening vulnerable animal species with extinction

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Deforestation and other clearances of native vegetation in the Cerrado rose to 8,531 square kilometers in the 12 months through July. That is more than 10 times the size of New York City's land area.

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Deforestation last year rose to the highest level since 2015 in Brazil's Cerrado, ringing climate change alarm.

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Last month, a Brazilian soy lobby group said that data showed farmers were increasingly using previously cleared land in the Cerrado rather than deforesting wholly new areas to plant the cash crop.

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Destruction of trees, grasses and other plants in world’s largest savanna is a major source of Brazil’s greenhouse gas emissions