Intact Forest Landscapes Data Download
The world's IFL map is a spatial database (scale 1:1,000,000) that shows the extent of the intact forest landscapes (IFL) for year 2000 and 2013. From this website you can download the world's IFL map in ESRI Shape (.shp) and Google Earth KMZ (.kmz) formats. GIS capable software or earth browsers such as Google Earth / ArcGIS Explorer will be required to view these files.
Provided IFL data are available for use for valid scientific, conservation, and educational purposes as long as proper citations are used. We ask that you credit the IFL data as follows: Potapov P., Yaroshenko A., Turubanova S., Dubinin M., Laestadius L., Thies C., Aksenov D., Egorov A., Yesipova Y., Glushkov I., Karpachevskiy M., Kostikova A., Manisha A., Tsybikova E., Zhuravleva I. 2008. Mapping the World's Intact Forest Landscapes by Remote Sensing. Ecology and Society, 13 (2)
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. Previous (outdated) versions of global IFL map available here.
Global IFL map circa year 2000 v 1.0 (2006): Download ESRI SHAPE file (93 MB)
Global IFL map circa year 2000 v 2.0 (2012): Download ESRI SHAPE file (126 MB)
If you have any problems with data access, please contact project coordinators.