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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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Excerpts from Two Speeches by Ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin

The first short excerpt is from Mark's Speech at the October 2014 TED Global conference in RiodeJaneiro, Brazil in which he addresses how indigenous cultures, isolated and uncontacted tribes, are disappearing - they are the most endangered species in the Amazon Rainforest, not the jaguar nor the eagle. The second excerpt is from Mark's August 2006 speech as part of the Authors@Google series in which he emphasizes his view that protecting the earth is good for us spiritually.

  • Published on Dec 1, 2014

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