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Ryan Sarsfield is a project manager with NWF’s International Team, working on the connection between tropical deforestation and agricultural commodities. He focuses on the cattle and soy industries in Brazil.
Intensive plantation forestry, among other land uses, appears as a dense mixture of forest loss (in red) and regrowth (blue) in the Southeastern U.S. Screen capture from GFW.

A Revolutionary Tool to See Forest Change – In Your Neighborhood or Anywhere Else on Earth

2/26/2014 // By Ryan Sarsfield

Last Thursday a coalition of partners including the World Resources Institute, Google, the University of Maryland, and many others released an astounding tool to view the changes in the world’s forests, and it’s available for free to the public. Many […] Read more >

The new dolphin's cousin, Inia geoffrensis. Photo credit: Joachim S. Müller

A New Dolphin and Tapir for the Amazon

2/12/2014 // By Ryan Sarsfield

Wildlife fans rejoice at the frequent announcements of new species. Five to ten new bird species, a few dozen mammals, 100-200 reptiles and amphibians (including a new frog in New York City in 2012), and thousands of plants and insects […] Read more >