Global Forest Watch Named One of 2015 Nominet Trust 100
Global Forest Watch is proud to have been named one of the 2015 Nominet Trust 100 (NT100), a celebration of 100 people and organizations around the world using digital technology for social good. These projects tackle some of the world’s biggest social challenges in areas ranging from environment and agriculture to health. Global Forest Watch puts the best and timeliest data on the state of the world’s forests into the hands of decision makers, civil society groups, forest-dependent communities, journalists and other stakeholders to enable better management and conservation of this precious resource that not only helps mitigate climate change, but supports the livelihood of more than 1.6 billion people around the world. Watch the short film below to meet some of the other NT100 winners. We’re honored to be recognized among 540 nominees. The NT100 winners were selected by the world’s leading tech companies and charity organizations, including Big Lottery Fund, Comic Relief, Creative England, Facebook, Latimer, Nomiet, Oxfam, O2 Telefonica, Salesforce and Society Guardian. Join us in celebrating this achievement, explore the 2015 NT100 at socialtech.org.uk/nominet-trust-100/2015.
VIDEO: Patrol the Leuser Ecosystem with Forest Defenders at HAkA
It’s the last place on Earth where orangutans, Sumatran rhinos and elephants and tigers still roam wild together, and it’s under threat. The Leuser ecosystem in Indonesia is a hotspot for biodiversity and a vital carbon sink, but encroachment from logging and oil palm and rubber plantations is eating away at the forest. Forest, Nature and Environment of Aceh (HAkA), an organization dedicated to protecting the environment in Indonesia’s […]