Global Forest Watch alerts forest-dependent communities of violations

A partnership convened by the World Resources Institute has developed an online forest monitoring and alert system, Global Forest Watch. Intended to empower forest-dependent communities to track daily activity on their land and alert them to potential deforestation or other violations, Global Forest Watch is also a crowdsourcing platform that sources some of its data from community documentation of local violations. Affected communities, as well as governments, businesses, and non-governmental advocates, will now have more information at their disposal to demand sustainable forest use and strengthen environmental policy enforcement.

April 17, 2014 | Namati