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 Sep 23 2021 05:12:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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From Turkey to Brazil, tree-planting campaigns often fail and have even fueled deforestation. There’s a better way.

Date:2021-09-22T13:10:00Z
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Integrity concerns have been raised over "junk" federal government carbon credits to offset deforestation in land that was never going to be cleared. They mak...

Date:2021-09-21T17:30:14Z
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro issued a defense of his administration at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, rebuffing criticism of its handling of the pandemic and touting recent data indicating less Amazon deforestation.

Date:2021-09-21T16:05:24Z
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro struck a conciliatory tone on the environment during his speech to the United Nation's General Assembly on Tuesday, bragging that his country's environmental laws are a model for the world and reinforcing a vow to end illegal deforestation.

Date:2021-09-21T15:46:26Z
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro told the United Nation's General Assembly on Tuesday that his country's environmental laws should serve as a model for the world, reinforcing his government's commitment to eliminating illegal deforestation.

Date:2021-09-21T04:00:00Z
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BUCHAREST, Romania: Two journalists and an environmental activist have been beaten up by suspected illegal loggers in a forest in northeastern Romania while making a documentary about illicit deforestation, authorities said Friday.

Date:2021-09-17T20:33:06Z
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Brazil government is determined to show the world a new, greener face after three years in which deforestation rates and global outrage exploded

Date:2021-09-15T09:00:42Z
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Indonesia has ended a deal with Norway on cooperation to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation, due to lack of payment, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

Date:2021-09-11T04:00:00Z
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Amazon fires in August - while also showing a slight decline from a year ago - remained above the historic monthly average for the third consecutive year https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/amazon-fires-surge-anew-brazil-cleared-forest-burns-2021-09-03, according to Inpe.

Date:2021-09-10T12:29:09Z