Congratulations to our friends at the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) on having their work be the cover story of GeoWorld Magazine. The article, written by Rhett Butler of MongaBay fame, does a great job of describing the very important work that ACT does in partnership with indigenous tribes throughout the Amazon. The article even mentions ACT’s use of Rhiza Labs’ tools for data collection and mapping!
Here’s a quick blurb from the article and a link to read the full text:
Deep in the most remote jungles of South America, Amazon Indians are using GPS units, Android handheld devices, Google Earth and other technologies to protect their fast-dwindling home through “cultural mapping.” Tribes in Suriname, Brazil and Colombia are combining their traditional knowledge of the rainforest with western technology to conserve forests and maintain ties to their history and cultural traditions, which include profound knowledge of the forest ecosystem and medicinal plants.
Link to full article here: Protecting Their Rainforest – Amazon Tribes Embrace Technology to Save Land, Culture