From biodiversity monitoring to GIS mapping, measuring forest health is an essential indicator of the success of Cool Earth’s partnerships.
Our partners know more about the forest than we ever will. That’s why we’ve hired local biodiversity officers to train and lead community Forest Watch Teams across our partnerships in Peru and Papua New Guinea. With training and a total of 32 camera traps and 5 laptops, our intrepid teams are sharing images from the forest with us and their communities. These images strengthen our understanding of the forest and the species that are being protected and are used for community education.
“We want our forest to be healthy, to breathe the clean air we breathe. We have to continue to protect what our ancestors have left us.” – Julian Quispe, Cutivireni.