Global Forest Watch

Project Description
Global Forest Watch (GFW) is an international partnership of non-governmental organizations, private companies, government agencies and research institutions. GFW partners work in regions that are home to many of the world's most important forest ecosystems -- North America, South America, Central Africa, Russia/Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia.

The GFW network supports better decisions on the management and conservation of these forests by:

Developing practical applications of remote sensing and information technologies to map and monitor the condition of priority forests;
Providing training and technical assistance to governments, corporations, and non-governmental organizations in the use of these tools;
Building bridges among business, government, and civil society institutions to promote collaborative problem solving;
Helping to design strategies to successfully incorporate new approaches into decision-making processes.

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