Improving forest information for actionable forest monitoring
Authors: Susan Minnemeyer
Global Forest Watch is an initiative that mobilizes satellite technology, open data, and human networks to monitor forests in near-real-time and support better forest management. GFW actively works to collect and improve spatial data on forest management , including logging concessions, mining permits, agro-industrial plantations, and wood fiber plantations. When combined with forest change data, these boundaries can be used to monitor compliance with laws and environmental commitments.