Land Cover Legend for the Assessment of
Drivers of Deforestation and Forest Degradation
in West Africa 

The following slides propose a simplified land cover legend with 21 classes to use for the assessment of drivers of deforestation and forest degradation in the ECOWAS region based on the West African Land Cover Reference System, which contains over sixty land cover classes.  Our selection and aggregation of land cover classes to include in the DDD assessment prioritizes classes that are relevant, comprehensive, and technically feasible.

ECOWAS Land Cover Legend - 20220314 - v1 - Eng.pdf

DRAFT - Guide for Visual Interpretation of
Drivers of Deforestation and Forest Degradation
in the ECOWAS Region

This guide presents all of the steps necessary for visual interpretation of land use, land cover, and key drivers of forest change.  The guide includes a visual recap of the DDD ECOWAS land cover legend, as well as steps for data collection with Collect Earth Online.

DDD ECOWAS Guide Eng DRAFT2023210.pdf