Conserving what's left, renewal, growing new ones, and hearing from the many peoples facing loss of their communities due to the mismanagement and exploitation of forests this special collection gets its start with the launch of the Global Forest Watch (GFW)
GFW is a project where the World Resource Institute brought together fourteen major sponsors, including Rebecca Moore of Google Earth who pioneered the use of mapping to protect our lands and people, enables our citizens to participate in and benefit from an "open data approach in putting decision-relevant information in the hands of governments, companies, NGOs, and the public."
Curated by earthsayer
Screams of the Amazon by Fundacion Pachamama
"The world has not done an analysis to decide whether oil is more valuable than what is lost by destroying the Amazon. We have so much. In order to debate on an economic level, we would have to conduct a thorough study to find out how much the Amazon could give to the world. What they want here is easy money to pay the external debt to China and they will destroy the Amazon under this pretext." -Patricia Gualinga, Kichwa Community of Sarayaku, Ecuador.
Produced by Pacha Producciones, Quito, Ecuador, 2013
EarthSayer Patricia Giualinga
On mapping and protecting our Forests by Rebecca Moore:
Kayapo leader Megaron Txukaramae
Rang-tan in My Bedroom by Iceland Foods
Rapid, Dramatic Changes in What We Do by Randy Hayes
Buying-up Eden - Chile
Climate change and forest managment Stéphane Le Goaster
Twenty Years of Defending the Amazon.
Woodlands of Ireland by Eco-Eye
High Conservation Value Forests
Global Forest Watch | Monitoring Forests in Near Real Time
The Reunion by Handcrafted Films
Altkin Count Strategic Forestry Plan
The Forest is For All of Us by Community Leader Domingo Peas
Sustainable Forestry Initiative by Kathy Abusow
Excerpts from Two Speeches by Ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin
Voices for Global Forest Watch by the WRI
Trading Bows and Arrows for Laptops: Carbon and Culture
Global Forest Watch 2.0 preview at UN Forum on Forests
Amazon Watch, your best bet to protect the rainforest.
Google Earth Engine by Rebecca Moore
Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS)
Of Forests and Men with Edward Norton
What does He Plant Who Plants a Tree read by Jeremy Irons
The Paradigm Project by Greg Spencer
Save Ireland Forests
Tourism, not Oil by Hilario Saant of Ecuador