Discover forest coverage trends around the world
Powered by Science in the Classroom,
the University of Maryland, and Google Earth Engine.
Global Forest Change Explorer provides easy access to forest change data across the planet. Use the tool to analyze trends within countries and ecoregions and dive deeper into the underlying causes of forest change at specific hotspots.
Download and share scientific data
The underlying forest change maps are available for scientific reuse and sharing.
You can share direct links to specific regions, toggle different visualizations,
and download GeoTiff files.
Connect students to the larger picture
Global Forest Change Explorer is designed for use in classrooms. Use our prebuilt
curriculum to guide students through the forest data and test their knowledge.
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