Success stories: Telling the tales behind the data

In 2014 World Resources Institute (WRI) launched Global Forest Watch, a platform for monitoring and understanding the world’s forests using a variety of “big data”, ranging from satellite imagery to biodiversity databases to government concession listings. With its wealth of data, including near-real time forest loss alerts that can potentially enable authorities to take action

Investigating the impact of palm oil on wildlife in Cameroon’s Ebo forest

Journalists Michael Casey and Ntungwe Elias published an in-depth look at the threat to Cameroon’s Ebo forest from palm oil in . Travel costs associated with the trip were funded under our our MRN program. Casey and Elias made extensive use of Global Forest Watch data in their report, showing where the clearing is taking

Global Forest Reporting Network mentioned in Indonesia’s Tempo

Indonesia’s most prestigious news magazine, Tempo.Co, has mentioned’s new Global Forest Reporting Network in its latest piece titled Map the World.  The article describes Global Forest Watch’s dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system, and their efforts to get this information in the hands of journalists. “Mongabay is at the forefront of that,” states