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New GFW Biodiversity maps help prioritize areas for conservation

Two new global datasets released on Global Forest Watch (GFW) enable us to say more about where forest biodiversity is located and how it is impacted by human disturbance.

The new “biodiversity significance” layer on GFW shows a visual representation of how important each pixel on the map is for conserving biodiversity (or how devastating it would be to lose).

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The Global Biofuel Information Tool (GBIT)

Authors: Cifor, Profundo, EU

The Global Biofuel Information Tool (GBIT)provides an overview of the state of development of the biofuel sector in the global south. Its interactive map presents national production and consumption data and an overview of key investments in the sector. For selected investments, more elaborate company profiles are available.

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Annual Change in Forest Area by Country, 2005-2010

Authors: WRI

This world forest map shows the net loss and net gains of forest cover by country.

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Forest Cover Loss in Indonesia, 2000-05

Authors: WRI

This map shows the extent and location of forest cover loss in Indonesia—detected by satellite—for 2000 to 2005.

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Opportunities for Forest Landscape Restoration in Africa

Authors: GPFLR

This map shows areas where forests have great potential for recovery in Africa. Areas with the highest potential for forest restoration opportunities are shown in green, while the orange and yellow areas show a lower likelihood of restoration, due to the presence of croplands.

 

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State of the World's Forests

Authors: WRI

A world forest map made by the World Resources Institute (WRI) displaying the state of forests throughout the world.


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A World of Opportunity for Forest Landscape Restoration

Authors: GPFLR

This map shows areas where global forests have great potential for recovery. Areas with the highest potential for forest restoration opportunities are shown in green, while the orange and yellow areas show a lower likelihood of restoration, due to the presence of croplands.

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