Tropical forest monitoring capacities improve with international support from the GFOI community

Published on
May 11, 2021

The FAO Global Forest Observations Initiative published a news item based on the results of an article of Karimon Nesha, Martin Herold, Niki De Sy, Amy Duchelle, Christopher Martius, Anne Branthomme, Monica Garzuglia, Orjan Jonsson and Anssi Pekkarinen: An assessment of data sources, data quality and changes in national forest monitoring capacities in the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005–2020, that was recently published in Environmental Research Letters.

Forest monitoring capacities have improved in the tropical countries that received international support in the last 10 years.

This is one of the key findings of the first global study on forest monitoring capacities conducted by the GFOI partners. The study was led by the University of Wageningen and developed in close cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).