Traditions and Technology Combat Illegal Logging

  Indigenous groups in Northern Brazil are taking matters into their own hands to protect the Amazon Rainforest. Areas close to the Ka’apor’s indigenous territory, within the Alto Turiaçu region, have been targeted by illegal loggers. The roughly 2,000 person tribe is now embracing new innovations to combat rapid deforestation near their homes. These groups of “forest guardians,” as they refer …

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The Technology Trap: I Spy Black Market Logging

Actors at the institutional level and the NGO level are utilizing technology in different ways to track illicit logging activity in the Global South, and they are depending on local populations to help them do it. Read more to learn how a US-based NGO manipulated a cellphone to trap loggers and funded the whole thing (and them some!) on Kickstarter.

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