I have been checking this out and find it fascinating on how we can use old phones to potentially stop illegal deforestation of the rain forests, in both Africa and South America. This illegal logging speeds the extinction of endangered species and significantly adds to the effects of global climate change! This ultimately effects every one of us as we share this planet with many other creatures all of which have a right to survive. Take a moment to check it out and I think you’ll appreciate what these guys are trying to do. They can also use a little help to get this great project well and truly off the ground. Great work guys and you’ve got my support!!!
Technology to stop illegal logging and poaching on-the-spot. It’s our answer to climate change & mass extinctions.
How will it be done…
What is Rainforest Connection?
Rainforest Connection (RFCx) transforms recycled smartphones into autonomous, solar-powered listening devices that can detect and pinpoint signs of environmental destruction activity—such as chainsaws, gunshots and animal distress calls—at great distance.
Current detection systems rely on satellites which show rainforest destruction days or weeks too late. Our system provides the world’s first real-time logging/poaching detection system. We can pinpoint deforestation activity the moment it begins, while simultaneously streaming the data openly and immediately to anyone around the world.
With the Rainforest Connection mobile app, any interested person from around the world can listen-in on the rainforest anytime, from anywhere…
Taking it one step further: the Rainforest Connection mobile app
In late 2014, web & mobile apps will be released to let backers stream the LIVE sounds of the rainforest in Africa and the Amazon. Just click Play above to hear the sounds of the rainforest as captured by the RFCx system in Sumatra.
I really appreciate you taking a moment look at this as it’s using technology for a great cause! I like it a lot…