The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre developed this new dataset on forest cover change in tropical
moist forests (TMF) using 41 years of Landsat time series. The wall-to-wall maps at 0.09 ha resolution (30m)
depict the TMF extent and the related disturbances (deforestation and degradation), and post-deforestation
recovery (or forest regrowth) through two complementary thematic layers: a transition map and an annual change
collection over the period 1990-2022. Each disturbance (deforestation or degradation) is characterized by its
timing and intensity. Deforestation refers to a change in land cover (from forest to non-forested land) when
degradation refers to a temporary disturbance in a forest remaining forested such as selective logging, fires
and unusual weather events (hurricanes, droughts, blowdown).
New transition map of tropical moist forest at 10m, integrating Sentinel 2 data for the year 2022
New country factsheets available for download, summarising tropical forest status and dynamics of deforestation and forest degradation
Tropical moist forest maps updated up to year 2022 with additional
improvements and corrections in the archive dataset.
Check out the data access section to download maps and country level statistics
Check out google earth engine tutorial with scripts and tips to further explore the TMF data
Check out the FAQ section