Washington: Google has launched a new website that allows users to watch and track deforestation all over the world in near real time.
The new website called Global Forest Watch is leveraged with deforestation data and outfitted with curated maps and in-depth reporting.
Scientists have been studying forests for centuries, chronicling the vital importance of these ecosystems for human society, Google said in a blog post.
But they still lack timely and reliable information about where, when, and why forests are disappearing.
This is about to change with the launch of Global Forest Watch - an online forest monitoring system created by the World Resources Institute, Google and a group of more than 40 partners.