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Conserving what's left, renewal, growing new ones, and hearing from the many peoples facing loss of their communities due to the mismanagement and exploitation of forests this special collection gets its start with the launch of the Global Forest Watch (GFW)

GFW is a project where the World Resource Institute brought together fourteen major sponsors, including Rebecca Moore of Google Earth who pioneered the use of mapping to protect our lands and people, enables our citizens to participate in and benefit from an "open data approach in putting decision-relevant information in the hands of governments, companies, NGOs, and the public." 

Related special collection on Earthsayers.tv is Biodiversity, Rights of Mother Earth, and the sustainability champion, Julia Butterfly.

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On mapping and protecting our Forests by Rebecca Moore:

In this video, Barry Heidt interviews Rebecca Moore of Google of Outreach at the 2009 Bioneers Conference.  Ms. Moore discusses her project, the Google Earth Outreach Program and the importance of her project as a Global "Community Watch." It brings mapping to the people and is already changing the world by supporting non-profits, communities and indigenous peoples around the worldd in applying Google's mapping tools to help create a sustainable society.

Rebecca Moore is a computer scientist and longtime software professional. Her personal work using Google Earth was instrumental in stopping the logging of more than a thousand acres of redwoods in her Santa Cruz Mountain community. Rebecca also initiated and leads the development of Google Earth Engine, a new technology platform which supports global-scale data-mining of satellite imagery for societal benefit. Rebecca received a bachelor's degree with honors from Brown University in Artificial Intelligence, a master's degree from Stanford University, and is currently on leave from the Stanford Ph.D. program in Computer Science.

EarthSayers Barry Heidt; Rebecca Moore

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