Eager to extract natural resources, governments and corporations are increasingly snatching land from indigenous groups. But these communities aren't standing by idly—they're mapping territory borders, protesting and even litigating to protect their land and resources.
Satellite data reveals new deforestation in Colombia, Brazil and Indonesian Papua.
Rangers in Uganda take mobile phones and tablets on their forest patrols. But they aren't bringing them to text friends, scroll Instagram or play Temple Run during downtime. They're using them to follow deforestation alerts generated by satellites circling the earth, and to upload photos of illegal logging they find.