Video: Indigenous People in Peru Are Using Satellites And Drones To Fight Deforestation

In September 2018, indigenous forest monitors from the Buen Jardín de Callaru community in Peru discovered a large clearing on their territory using satellite data. They alerted the regional environmental prosecutor, the Fiscalía Especializada en Materia Ambiental (FEMA), who agreed to accompany the community to the site of the alert for an investigation. Vice News captured the event. The video includes an interview with Rainforest Foundation US’s Peru Country Director, Tom Bewick. Read the full story here.

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Adam Janos is Rainforest Foundation US’s lead writer and storyteller, translating programmatic impacts and capturing the human face of RFUS’s partnerships for the organization’s priority engagement needs. He brings over 10 years of professional writing experience to the organization, having contributed to several outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The Budapest Times, and A&E, amongst others. He’s also a published fiction writer and playwright. Adam holds a Master’s in Creative Writing from Rutgers University-Camden. He is bilingual in Hungarian and fluent in Spanish, which he learned while traveling the Pan-American Highway in his early twenties. That’s also when he came to know the rich indigenous cultures of the continent and the stunning forests that house them, ultimately guiding him to this work.