Study: Community-based monitoring & technology can cut deforestation in the Amazon

Indigenous-led, forest monitoring interventions yield credible and “measurable reduction of deforestation” in the Peruvian Amazon, according to preliminary results from a study led by Columbia University researchers. This unprecedented study builds on a growing body of research on the relationship between territorial rights of indigenous communities and deforestation prevention. Notably, this is the first randomized […]

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Training Indigenous Communities in Tech-Based Monitoring Saves Rainforest

Using tech to scale action Modeling this success, the Rainforest Foundation and the Indigenous Organization of the Eastern Peruvian Amazon (ORPIO-AIDESEP), with support from Columbia University and the World Resources Institute, have partnered to implement and measure an initiative that uses the Global Forest Watch’s GLAD deforestation alert system in indigenous communities in Peru. This is the first project […]

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