Community based monitoring in Cameroon helps bring illegal loggers to justice

Community based monitoring in Cameroon helps bring illegal loggers to justice

Loggers in Cameroon are now under increased scrutiny, as alerts from local forest monitors have started making their way to law enforcement agencies. Several of these alerts – sent through a real-time monitoring system called ForestLink, developed by the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) in partnership with local organisation FODER (Forêts et Développement Rural) – have contributed to legal sanctions against logging…

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Remote rainforest communities can report illegal logging on their lands in 'real-time' thanks to ground-breaking technology

Remote rainforest communities can report illegal logging on their lands in ‘real-time’ thanks to ground-breaking technology

A technologically innovative system, unveiled today by the Rainforest Foundation UK, (RFUK), gives forest peoples the opportunity to send near-instantaneous, highly geographically accurate reports of illegal felling of trees, such as by timber or palm oil companies, from anywhere in the world, even where there is no mobile, phone or internet connectivity. Information on illegal activity in the forest can…

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