FORESTLINK: The Future of Rainforest Protection
This short film documents the early stages of the Rainforest Foundation UK's real-time forest monitoring project in Central Africa and the Peruvian Amazon. RFUK works in the world's two largest rainforests: the Congo Basin and the Amazon. Spread over billions of...
FORESTLINK: An animated overview of real-time monitoring
The Rainforest Foundation UK works in the world's two largest rainforests: the Congo Basin and the Amazon. Spread over billions of acres, these forests are under threat from illegal activities like logging and mining. These activities cause a breakdown in forest...
" I am quite satisfied with the project so far. Especially the training that has been given to our community monitors... I would like for us to be able to help ourselves, now that you have helped us start the process of standing up for our rights. And looking forward, we can start to restore the remaining rainforest for future generations. "
Nestor, community leader, Cameroon
" We have never had anything like this technology in the community. You know that illegal mining is nearby, and we sometimes see miners along the river. RFUK's ForestLink system allows us to be safer. We can control our territory now and send alerts if anything happens. "
Wilmer, community monitor, Peru
" With the ForestLink system, I know that using just a mobile phone I can record an illegality anywhere in the forest. With this project I think the community will really see a change... We're not just doing it for ourselves, we're doing it for our children too. "
Longine, community monitor, Cameroon