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This is how the indigenous people of the Peruvian Amazon use new technologies against deforestation

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The methodology community forest protection began to be implemented in some communities in the northern Peruvian Amazon in 2016 by ORPIO and Rainforest Foundation US (RFUS). In 2018, a group of researchers from the universities of New York and Johns Hopkins proposed a collaborative project to test the effectiveness of this methodology. The initiative was developed over two years with 76 communities in the department of Loreto, in northern Peru. Half of them were trained with smartphones, GPS and drones to track the images of the PeruSAT-1 satellite, available on the public platform Geobosques, and the other half continued to guard their lands according to their traditional methods.