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Global Forest Watch

Recently The World Resource Institute Has Released The Global Forest Watch.GFW Is An Open Source Web Application To Monitor Global Forests In Near Real Time.

Key Points

The Global Forest Watch Uses A Dataset Collated By The University Of Mayaland ,Google ,US Geological Survey, And The NASA ,Besides Satellite Images, To Map Tree Cover (At 30-Metre Resolution)Globally For The Years 2000 And 2010.

India Has Lost Over 1.6 Million Hectares Of Tree Cover Between 2001 And 2018,About Four Times The Geographical Area Of Goa.

In India ,Five Month Eastern States-Nagaland,Tripura ,Meghalaya,Mizoram And Manipur-Were Responsible For Over 50 % Of All Tree Cover Loss In The Same Period.

The Main Reason For The Loss Of Tree Cover In The North Eastern States Is The Diversion Of Forest Land Climate Change.

The Loss Of Tree Cover Contributed To 172 MT Of Carbon Emissions In India During This Period.

The Analysis Reveals The Total Tree Cover Which Used To Be 12 % Of The Country’s Geographical Area In 2000 Reduced To 8.9 % In 2010.

The Data Used By Global Forest Watch For This Analysis Is Very Coarse For India As It Doesn’t Cover Open Forest And Scrub Forest Which Is A Big Composition Of Forests In India.

The Study Found Much Of The Loss Occurred In Primary Rainforest-Mature Trees That Absorb More Carbon And Are Harder To Replace.

The Study Highlighted New Deforestation Hotspots, Particularly In Africa, Where Illegal Mining, Small Scale Forest Clearing And The Expansion  Of Cocoa Farms Led To An Increase In Tree Loss In Countries Such As Ghana And The Ivory Coast.

World Resource Institute

WRI  Is A  Research Organization That Spans More Than 50 Countries And Focuses On Six Critical Issues At The Intersection Of Environment And Development Climate ,Energy Food, Forests ,Water And Cities And Transport.

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