Protecting the rainforest, and a way of life. A personal look at three indigenous forest patrollers.
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.
Results of a new scientific study show that indigenous peoples using remote sensing technology can better survey their lands and reduce deforestation by half.
How a recent study showed that putting technology in the hands of indigenous communities can reduce deforestation, coauthored by Global Forest Watch and Rainforest Foundation US.
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