Forest Health

The more biodiverse a forest, the more carbon it stores.

The health of the forest and the species which depend on it are very effective indicators of the success of our partnerships. When we find evidence of threatened species thriving, that’s an even bigger reason to celebrate.

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. 

Biodiversity Workshops

We’ve been talking to every community about the connections between the wildlife and plants in their forest. They know about these connections in much greater depth than we do, but these workshops give people of all ages a chance to remember how important wildlife in their forest is for them, and a chance for us to learn too. It’s also a great opportunity to share the incredible photos the Forest Watch Teams are collecting with the camera traps.

These photos are valuable resources used by community elementary schools. Most of the animals captured by the cameras have never been seen up close by the community, including the elusive Spectacled Bear in Peru, Southern Crowned Pigeon and Forest Bittern in PNG, so it’s always an exciting session for all.

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GIS Mapping

Cool Earth harnesses the latest satellite technology and the brightest researchers to make sure we’re monitoring the impact of our partnerships. In particular, we regularly monitor the extent of canopy cover in our partnerships in comparison to surrounding areas. 

CASE STUDIES FROM OUR PARTNERSHIPS:

Forest Health
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