Intact Forest Landscapes Data Download
The IFL map is a spatial database (scale 1:1,000,000) that shows the extent of the intact forest landscapes (IFL) for years 2000, 2013, 2016, and 2020. From this page, you can download the global IFL map in ESRI Shape (.shp) format suitable for GIS software such as QGIS or ArcGIS.
The IFL data is shared under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0). Users may copy and redistribute the dataset and build upon the dataset for any purpose, even commercial as long as appropriate credit to the data source is provided and changes to the dataset (if any) are explained.
We suggest referencing the IFL maps as follows:
Potapov, P., Hansen, M. C., Laestadius L., Turubanova S., Yaroshenko A., Thies C., Smith W., Zhuravleva I., Komarova A., Minnemeyer S., Esipova E. The last frontiers of wilderness: Tracking loss of intact forest landscapes from 2000 to 2013. Science Advances, 2017; 3:e1600821
The IFL Mapping Team is continuing to improve the IFL base map and to provide periodically updates as new data, technologies, and more sophisticated sources of information appears. Please, check our News & Updates section regularly for the information about latest updates of the dataset.
If you have any problems with data access, please contact project coordinators.