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    • CommentAuthorleilakaas
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2009

    I received some info about this interesting initiative with video in Brazil and thought it would be of interest to us, BridgeThinkers.

    Do you know of other initiatives like this? Let us know :o)

    Amazon Conservation Team Project with Surui Indians and Google Earth - Brazil

    Members of the remote Surui tribe in an indigenous village about 1,600 miles northwest of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are working with United States (US)-based Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) and Google Earth to help protect their 600,000-acre reserve from illegal miners and loggers. The initiative, begun in 2007, reports that tribe members hope to raise global awareness about the destruction of the Amazon's rainforest while allowing them to monitor the activities of those infringing upon their land rights. ACT provided the tribe with laptop computers with an internet connection, video cameras, global positioning system (GPS) devices, satellite maps, and other high-tech gadgets. With this knowledge and these tools, Surui tribespeople are telling stories about their culture, history, and traditions through Google Earth.

    Read more about it and watch their video here
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