Thursday, February 27, 2014

Global Forest Watch & our forests

Technology is catching up with deforestation. According to this BBC story, Global Forest Watch makes this possible through their website:
"A new global monitoring system has been launched that promises "near real time" information on deforestation around the world.
Global Forest Watch (GFW) is backed by Google and over 40 business and campaigning groups.
It uses information from hundreds of millions of satellite images as well as data from people on the ground.
Businesses have welcomed the new database as it could help them prove that their products are sustainable."
A quick look at the website shows Guyana with only scattered instances of deforestation - along the Demerara River for example. A variety of information can be had but the website responds somewhat slowly.

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