Rise of the Eco-Warriors

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The Canopy Foundation 

The Canopy Foundation is a not for profit organization based in West Borneo, Indonesia.  Our mission and philosophy are to develop community capacity and empowering women, to preserve and promote culture and indigenous knowledge, to preserve and protect environment and ecology.

Interested in helping out the Dayak people? Looking for information about visiting Borneo? Canopy can assist arranging a tour of sites in the film including Danau Sentarum National Park. Email them your contact details, your organisation and number of people.

Gibbon Foundation Indonesia

In partnership with the Yayasan Kobus Foundation, the Gibbon Foundation Indonesia runs the day to day operations at the Sintang Orangutan Center.

Via the Gibbon Foundation, conservationists, scientists and students in Indonesia can:

  • Participate in wildlife conservation in Indonesia;
  • Hold and manage the facility centers to support wildlife conservation wildlife conservation activities in Indonesia;
  • Support the wildlife rescue activities in Indonesia;
  • Support research, education and extension in the field of wildlife conservation in Indonesia;

TakingITGlobal

TakingITGlobal's mission is to empower youth to understand and act on the world's greatest challenges.

TakingITGlobal uses the power of online community to facilitate global education, social entrepreneurship, and civic engagement for millions of youth worldwide. Founded in 1999, award-winning www.tigweb.org is the leading social network for global citizenship, bringing together over 400,000 members with more than 22,000 non-profit organizations across 13 languages. The TIGed program serves over 3,200 schools in 136 countries with professional development, engaging lesson plans, and collaborative global projects such as DeforestACTION.


Microsoft Partners in Learning

Microsoft Partners in Learning helps educators and school leaders connect, collaborate, create, and share so that students can realize their greatest potential. Partners in Learning has the tools and the technology to help educators do what they do best: teaching kids and growing young minds. Microsoft Partners in Learning is a 10-year, almost 500 million dollar global initiative aimed at improving teaching and learning. Founded in 2003, Partners in Learning leads the way in partnering DeforestACTION with global educators. Partners in Learning has helped nearly 8 million teachers, reaching more than 190 million students in 114 countries in their first seven years alone.

Jane Goodall Institute

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is an international wildlife and environment conservation organization headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with branches in many countries. It was founded in 1977 by English primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE and Genevieve di San Faustino.

Their shared mission is to advance the power of individuals to take informed and compassionate action to improve the environment of all living things through the following objectives:

  • Improve global understanding and treatment of great apes through research, public education and advocacy
  • Contribute to the preservation of great apes and their habitats by combining conservation with education and promotion of sustainable livelihoods in local communities
  • Create a worldwide network of young people who have learned to care deeply for their human community, for all animals and for the environment, and who will take responsible action to care for them.

Greenpeace

Following the Borneo pilot of Earthwatchers, Greenpeace Argentina approached our team to adapt Earthwatchers for a new campaign to save forests. They used our platform to win an important campaign to enforce the application of Argentina’s current national forest protection law in El Impenetrable, the largest forest in South America outside the Amazon rainforest, while proving the effectiveness of Earthwatchers social network. In Argentina, local campaigners successfully lobbied the regional Chaco government and protested against the violations of the national forest protection law at El Impenetrable, while using information from Earthwatchers internally to evaluate its effectiveness for full usage on campaigns. The action was an overwhelming success; the government tightened up permits to ensure the law is enforced and the forest is now protected.

The innovation lab of Greenpeace Argentina proved the system can be used for future actions. Egar Almeida from Greenpeace Argentina notes “Parallel to our campaigns, [satellite] images played a role in the transparency of the field situation since we were able to see the deforestation (and the stopping of deforestation after the campaign) in the Earthwatchers interface.”

Read more at SlashGeo

Geodan

Powered by Geodan.nl, the Earthwatchers application seen in the movie was created for DeforestACTION as an open source, extreme geo-ICT environment where millions of highly 'demanding' users need to persistently access terabytes of geo-information. Geodan is developing further high performance tools to access and report on the data. Everyday, satellites orbiting the earth gather large amounts of data but most of it is never analyzed. Geodan makes all this data available (building upon experience from www.edugis.nl with large datasets and cloud computing) to unlock new possibilities for informed, timely action during times of crisis.

Sign up for the next Earthwatchers Beta.

Rainforest Connections

Rainforest Connections is an initiative of Kelvin Davies undertaken with the Rainforest Information Centre in Lismore, New South Wales, Australia.  We are forming partnerships with rainforest conservation organisations around the world and supporting them to be successful. We connect great people with great projects. Together we’re rescuing wildlife, we’re purchasing land, protecting it with patrols, and we’re planting trees, aiding scientific research and supporting people who live in the rainforests to create sustainable communities. Choose one of the great projects, add your support and make it grow! If you live in Australia your donations are tax-deductible.

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