11 February 2011

How Google Earth Can Save the Earth's Forests

"Nowadays satellite images are freely available but in developing countries people have no capacity or know-how about how to use them. This modern technology has decreased the gap between NGOs and pressure groups and big multinational companies.
Illegal stockpile and export of rosewood in An...Image via Wikipedia

It's greatly increased the capacity to influence business and politics. What we have done in Russia is used high-resolution satellite images and have marked out the valuable ancient forests or wilderness area and put this on the internet. When satellite images are updated it's possible to see how the wilderness area is disappearing. Now, the high-resolution images do not update very frequently. But other satellite images update every day."

Read Source: Time

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