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
Twenty Years of Defending the Amazon.
|October 24, 2016
October 26, 2016 Since its beginning 20 years ago, Amazon Watch has been deeply committed to defending indigenous peoples' rights and territories, for they are the best guardians of their rainforest homes. Considering that indigenous lands hold 80% of global biodiversity, it is no surprise that extractive industries want their resources. If left to them, the Amazon's Sacred Headwaters would become one big oil field, and the watersheds of the Brazilian Amazon would be destroyed by agribusiness and mega-dams. There is another way! Amazon Watch continues to stand with indigenous allies in defending their territories and sacred natural areas as industrial "No Go Zones." We are committed to supporting and amplifying Sarayaku's Kawsak Sacha, or Living Forests, proposal in defense of all life in the Amazon by keeping the oil in the ground. We want to expand this model throughout the Amazon, so that places like Yasuní National Park and the Xingu and Tapajós rivers will never again be considered for industrial development. We are also waging international market campaigns to expose and pressure governments and corporations that are causing harm. Our new Amazon Crude Campaign aims to reduce demand for rainforest-destroying oil. We recently began working with Brazilian allies to expose the financiers of environmental and indigenous rights law rollbacks. Learn more and join the movement at amazonwatch.org. Produced by @Ecodeo (http://www.ecodeo.co) Additional footage generously provided by: Todd Southgate, SpectralQ, Gert-Peter Bruch / Planète Amazone.
Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS)
Climate change and forest managment Stéphane Le Goaster
Screams of the Amazon by Fundacion Pachamama
Tourism, not Oil by Hilario Saant of Ecuador
What does He Plant Who Plants a Tree read by Jeremy Irons
The Reunion by Handcrafted Films
Trading Bows and Arrows for Laptops: Carbon and Culture
High Conservation Value Forests
Google Earth Engine by Rebecca Moore
Excerpts from Two Speeches by Ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin
The Forest is For All of Us by Community Leader Domingo Peas
Global Forest Watch 2.0 preview at UN Forum on Forests
Altkin Count Strategic Forestry Plan
Woodlands of Ireland by Eco-Eye
The Paradigm Project by Greg Spencer
Save Ireland Forests
Rang-tan in My Bedroom by Iceland Foods
Buying-up Eden - Chile
Amazon Watch, your best bet to protect the rainforest.
Global Forest Watch | Monitoring Forests in Near Real Time
On mapping and protecting our Forests by Rebecca Moore:
Kayapo leader Megaron Txukaramae
Sustainable Forestry Initiative by Kathy Abusow
Voices for Global Forest Watch by the WRI
Rapid, Dramatic Changes in What We Do by Randy Hayes
Of Forests and Men with Edward Norton