Mapping The Rainforest

Technology has ways of empowering those who would have been considered furthest from its reach a few decades ago. Case in point are tribes of Amazonian Indians who are defending their homelands from the encroachment of logging outfits and rogue miners, by using GPS devices and Google Earth to accurately map the extent of their reservations – which in turn helps them preserve their unique knowledge of the bio-diverse ecosystem that surrounds them.