The opportunities of Crowdmapping

In the spring of 2020 during COVID-19 quarantine more than 400 volunteers helped map all (or at least almost all) wildfires in Russia.  Wildfires around the Baikal lake, see the full map. The resulted 13.5 million hectares of burned area are not reflected in the official statistics. Most of these fires happened outside official forest lands, Read more about The opportunities of Crowdmapping[…]

Over 100 million hectares of forest wildernesses are suffering shocking degradation

After many months of hard graft on mapping and many more hours for further calculations, and laying out the data in tables and charts, we can now, for the first time, say loud and clear that our largest forest wildernesses are suffering shocking degradation. These forest wildernesses, which are usually in remote areas and don’t Read more about Over 100 million hectares of forest wildernesses are suffering shocking degradation[…]