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
Excerpts from Two Speeches by Ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin
The first short excerpt is from Mark's Speech at the October 2014 TED Global conference in RiodeJaneiro, Brazil in which he addresses how indigenous cultures, isolated and uncontacted tribes, are disappearing - they are the most endangered species in the Amazon Rainforest, not the jaguar nor the eagle. The second excerpt is from Mark's August 2006 speech as part of the Authors@Google series in which he emphasizes his view that protecting the earth is good for us spiritually.
EarthSayer Mark Plotkin
The Paradigm Project by Greg Spencer
Altkin Count Strategic Forestry Plan
Woodlands of Ireland by Eco-Eye
Kayapo leader Megaron Txukaramae
Save Ireland Forests
On mapping and protecting our Forests by Rebecca Moore:
Screams of the Amazon by Fundacion Pachamama
High Conservation Value Forests
Buying-up Eden - Chile
Amazon Watch, your best bet to protect the rainforest.
The Reunion by Handcrafted Films
Climate change and forest managment Stéphane Le Goaster
Trading Bows and Arrows for Laptops: Carbon and Culture
Twenty Years of Defending the Amazon.
What does He Plant Who Plants a Tree read by Jeremy Irons
Tourism, not Oil by Hilario Saant of Ecuador
Rapid, Dramatic Changes in What We Do by Randy Hayes
Of Forests and Men with Edward Norton
Rang-tan in My Bedroom by Iceland Foods
Global Forest Watch | Monitoring Forests in Near Real Time
Google Earth Engine by Rebecca Moore
Voices for Global Forest Watch by the WRI
The Forest is For All of Us by Community Leader Domingo Peas
Global Forest Watch 2.0 preview at UN Forum on Forests