World Resources Institute
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The World Resources Institute (WRI) focuses on the intersection of the environment and socio-economic development. We go beyond research to put ideas into action, working globally with governments, business, and civil society to build transformative solutions that protect the earth and improve people’s lives.Read more »
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Podcast #20: How a Deforestation Tracking App Saves Chimpanzees in Uganda
7 days ago
Rangers in Uganda take mobile phones and tablets on their forest patrols. But they aren't bringing them to text friends, scroll Instagram, or play Temple Run during downtime. They're using them to follow deforestation alerts generated by satellites circling the earth, and to upload photos of illegal logging they find.
This app, Forest Watcher, was developed by Jane Goodall Institute, World Resources Institute and Vizzuality. In this podcast, we take a trip to the field, then sit down to talk about Forest Watcher withRachael Petersen, deputy director of Global Forest Watch at WRI, and Dr. Lillian Pintea, vice president of conservation science at the Jane Goodall Institute.Read more »