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Author Topic: A Tribe in Guyana is Battling Loggers With a Drone They Built Watching YouTube.  (Read 857 times)

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Atlasobscura.com How a Tribe is Fighting Off Loggers with a Drone They Built Using Videos Off of Youtube

[The project is centered around] a drone, a fixed-wing model that tribe members built, incredibly, by watching DIY videos on YouTube. A camera mounted on the drone captures images of the logging, evidence the Wapichan community can then take to the Guyanese government.

The drone has now been documenting the forests for months, and the Wapichan’s struggle with combating the loggers continues. According to Quartz, they are optimistic that the country’s new president, elected last year, will work with them.

“We are the guardians of the forest,” Nicolas Fredericks, a Wapichan leader, told Quartz. “We will not stand for [its] destruction in the name of development.


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