CNN: How Old Cell Phones are Spying on Illegal Loggers

Members of the Ka'apor indigenous tribe inspect illegal logging found on their protected land in Brazil.

Topher White speaks to CNN regarding Rainforest Connection’s work and the origin of his idea to use upcycled technology to listen to the sounds of the rainforest and stop illegal logging in real time. White also speaks to the most common issues around stopping illegal deforestation and how partnering with local tribes and indigenous groups empowers them to take a stake in the fight for their forests. Recently, RFCx’s technology is being used to monitor the biodiversity of these forests, giving the world insight into how different factors of climate change impact species as well.

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