Through Almir’s eyes: documenting deforestation in the Surui territory
Brazil / Climate Change / Natural Resources / Research / Technology

Through Almir’s eyes: documenting deforestation in the Surui territory

Here are three things you should never leave home without in the Amazon: water, insect repellent, sunscreen. And if you’re Chief Almir Narayamoga of the Surui, make sure to remember your high-tech video recording sunglasses. New field sites often require weeks of cultivating trust, understanding, and the relationships to yield interesting work. Which is why when I … Continue reading

Plotting participation: training indigenous communities to map the Amazon
Climate Change / Ecuador / Research / Social Issues / Technology / Uncategorized

Plotting participation: training indigenous communities to map the Amazon

Deep in the heart of the Amazon, a compelling concept is taking root alongside towering ancient trees: that indigenous peoples — given the training and technology — can play a central role in mapping and preserving the rainforest. A five-day conference in Puyo, Ecuador this week, “Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon Basin” … Continue reading