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
Trading Bows and Arrows for Laptops: Carbon and Culture
The Surui Cultural Map shows the Surui tribe of the Amazon's vision of their forest, including their territory and traditional history. To create this map, Surui youth interviewed their elders to document and map their ancestral sites, such as the site of first contact with western civilization in 1969, places where the tribes battled with colonists in the 1970s, as well as places of interest, like sightings of jaguars, capybaras and toucans. To preserve their forest and their livelihood, the Surui are entering the Carbon Credit marketplace with software called Open Data Kit to measure carbon and monitor any illegal logging in their forests using Android smartphones.
Google Earth Outreach gives nonprofits and public benefit organizations the knowledge and resources they need to visualize their cause and tell their story in Google Earth & Maps to hundreds of millions of people.
Published on Jun 16, 2012
EarthSayer Rebecca Moore
High Conservation Value Forests
Amazon Watch, your best bet to protect the rainforest.
Excerpts from Two Speeches by Ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin
The Paradigm Project by Greg Spencer
On mapping and protecting our Forests by Rebecca Moore:
Sustainable Forestry Initiative by Kathy Abusow
Global Forest Watch 2.0 preview at UN Forum on Forests
Climate change and forest managment Stéphane Le Goaster
Forests: Too Big to Fail by Karen Clarke-Whistler
Google Earth Engine by Rebecca Moore
Tourism, not Oil by Hilario Saant of Ecuador
The Reunion by Handcrafted Films
Twenty Years of Defending the Amazon.
Altkin Count Strategic Forestry Plan
Screams of the Amazon by Fundacion Pachamama
Global Forest Watch | Monitoring Forests in Near Real Time
Rapid, Dramatic Changes in What We Do by Randy Hayes
Woodlands of Ireland by Eco-Eye
Of Forests and Men with Edward Norton
Buying-up Eden - Chile
Voices for Global Forest Watch by the WRI
The Forest is For All of Us by Community Leader Domingo Peas
Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS)
Rang-tan in My Bedroom by Iceland Foods
Save Ireland Forests
Kayapo leader Megaron Txukaramae
What does He Plant Who Plants a Tree read by Jeremy Irons