Global Forest Watch provides a free-access and dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system, creating unprecedented transparency about what is happening in forests worldwide that empowers people everywhere to better manage forests.


Global Forest Watch aims to guarantee access to timely and reliable information about forests by using mapping application unites satellite technology, open data, and crowdsourcing.


Smarter decisions need to be supported by better information. Global Forest Watch empowers people to manage and protect forests for current and future generation. With greater transparency, GFW helps the public hold governments and companies accountable for how their decisions impact forests.


Global Forest Watch is accessible worldwide.


Global Forest Watch enables anyone to create custom maps, analyze forest trends, subscribe to alerts, or download data for their local area or the entire world. Anyone can also contribute to GFW by sharing data and stories from the ground via GFW’s crowdsourcing tools.