How Google Earth is Helping an Amazon Tribe

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Scientific American profiles the effort by Google’s philanthropic Google Earth Outreach to help the Surui tribe in western Brazil combat illegal logging and mining in the Amazon forest.  Google Earth has been working with Chief Almir Surui and the Amazon Conservation Team (a non-profit) to document the illegal logging while also collecting stories and information about the daily lives of the Surui on their preserve.  You can download the KML file from the Google Earth Outreach Showcase page. In the video below, Chief Surui speaks at the Google Earth Outreach launch.

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