Until now, world maps have not been sufficiently accurate or consistent to reveal which forest areas remain intact, which have been damaged and to what extent. This has made it difficult to see which forest areas are most in need of protection. Based on the most up to date, high-resolution satellite imagery and a consistent set of criteria, Greenpeace has created a new map of the world’s forests. It shows us the remaining large forest areas and lets us compare them directly and accurately, for the first time. It is the starting point for monitoring forests now and in the future and the baseline of a roadmap to recovery.