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Highlights from the Global Landscapes Forum in Bonn 2018


Dear Reader,

The New Year has started. But before plowing ahead, we want to take a moment to look back, acknowledge and celebrate the year 2018.

We have been working with many inspiring forest projects all around the world, which has strengthened our belief that there are many ways and opportunities to care for our forest landscapes!

Some of these outstanding projects are run by:
  • Fairventures Worldwide
  • Komaza
  • WeForest
  • BioCarbon Partners
  • RUNA Foundation
  • and many more ...
For us, the highlight of 2018 was the official launch event of the platform at the Global Landscapes Forum. We want to thank the entire team for their incredible work in building this powerful map-based storytelling tool!

Further, we welcome the first active users of The feedback has been incredibly positive. This is very motivating. Thank you very much.

The OpenForests-Team

What happend at the Global Landscapes Forum?


Interview in Mongabay

OpenForests' CEO Alexander Watson spoke with ahead of his appearance at the Global Landscape Forum in Bonn, Germany where he presented.

Information-based solutions for forest conservation projects

Landscape Talk

Alexander Watson highlighted, with the use of an active case study, how visualization and storytelling can help projects generate attention, create engagement and encourage collaboration with a broad group of stakeholders such as governments, funding organizations, NGOs and the public.

How to share your landscape story with the world


In his workshop, Dr. Patrick Ribeiro explained and discussed technical solutions to crafting and communicating project stories with the help of interactive maps and multi-media content.

Impressions from OpenForests' booth

The OpenForests team took the opportunity to explain the platform to visitors at our Landscapes Forum booth.

Learn what the can do for your project.

The 3 principles of how to share your landscape story with the world

Forest and landscape projects are responsible for communicating project activities to their stakeholders, potential supporters, and the public. From the following project story example, which is told with the support of a map-based platform, we have derived 3 guiding principles for successful project communication.

Read the transcript of the Landscape Talk of Alexander Watson

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