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GS-II :
  • 13 August, 2020

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Global Forest Watch

Global Forest Watch

  • The Global Forest Watch (GFW) is released by World Resources Institute (WRI)
  • Global Forest Watch (GFW) is an online platform that provides near-real-time data and tools for monitoring forests.
  • The GFW map utilizes cutting edge satellite and remote sensing technology to show near real-time data on tree cover loss.
  • Tree cover data is accompanied by land use and conservation data to contextualize forest change.
  • The GFW platform allows users to subscribe to alerts, conduct custom analyses and investigate forests on a country by country basis. GFW provides maps that showcase climate and active fire data.
  • The GFW suite of tools allows anyone to access near-real-time information about where and how forests are changing around the world.
  • The Global Forest Watch uses a dataset collated by the University of Maryland, Google, US Geological Survey, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), besides satellite images, to map tree cover (at 30 metre resolution) globally for the years 2000 and 2010.

World Resources Institute

  • WRI is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries and focuses on six critical issues at the intersection of environment and development: climate, energy, food, forests, water, and cities and transport.
  • It was established in 1982. Headquartered in Washington, US.

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