The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre developed this new dataset on forest cover change in tropical
moist forests (TMF) using 40 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 1990-2021. 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).