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Stunning high-resolution map reveals secrets of Peru's forests

Stunning high-resolution map reveals secrets of Peru's forests | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Peru’s landmass has just been mapped like never before, revealing important insights about the country's forests that could help it unlock the value healthy and productive ecosystems afford humanity.
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Data Collection By Indigenous People

Data Collection By Indigenous People | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

This image is of a Yanomami indigenous person from the tropical rainforest of the Amazon. Researchers conducting a study in the Rupununi region of Guyana recruited and trained local native people like these to help gather data. They found that the native people were just as capable of systematically recording accurate data as trained researchers, dispelling a theory that some scientists have that the cultural and educational differences between the two are too great for data collected by the former to be reliable.


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Peru’s first-ever high-resolution carbon map could help the world breathe easier

Peru’s first-ever high-resolution carbon map could help the world breathe easier | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
To put an accurate price on carbon, you need to know how much you have and where it's located, researchers say Stanford University scientists have produced the first-ever high-resolution carbon geo...
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