Lot 1

Crowdsourcing campaign to map commodity-driven deforestation in the tropics

In December 2020, 58 participants worked together to identify drivers of forest loss across 115.000 tropical locations. Over a span of two weeks, each location was visually assessed by at least three participants. The crowdsourcing competition campaign resulted in the creation of a more detailed map layer – outlining various drivers of forest loss. This data is used to determine the share of deforestation that is commodity-driven as part of the analysis of high-ILUC risk fuels (Lot 1). 

An overview of the methodology and data records can be found in the open access paper by Laso Bayas et al. (2022).