Welcome, Sololo; our brand new village partner in Papua New Guinea.
This new partnership means there are a hundred more local champions fighting on the front line of climate change, thanks to your support. We also welcomed two new members of staff to our team in Papua New Guinea this summer. Gellie Akui and Ricky Imanakuan will be supporting the work that our partner communities in Gadaisu, Wabumari, and now Sololo, are doing.Read More
When Cool Earth was founded ten years ago, satellite data was expensive and difficult to use. Today there is more data, and it’s more freely available.
Cool Earth can use this wealth of data to look at canopy loss in rainforest partnerships. It can help us assess our impact over time, but also allow us to investigate any apparent canopy loss in real time, and report back to the community. By adding this kind of insight to our other monitoring methods such as household survey data, images from camera traps, and other tools, we can begin to get a really detailed picture of Cool Earth’s impact. And as technology improves alongside our own skills and knowledge improves, that picture will become even richer.
Kidnapping in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is common. Militia and rebel groups continue to stage regular attacks, especially in less populated areas. Attacks and kidnappings of aid workers in eastern DRC have increased, especially since the early part of this year.
In the area where Cool Earth’s partner NGO Fauna and Flora International (FFI) has its local office and surrounding Cool Earth’s Lubutu partnership, the threat to personal safety is high. It didn’t make it any less of a shock when we heard from FFI that two of their staff had been kidnapped.