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Drones help reverse deforestation and empower local communities

May 2023 | No Comment

The Gran Chaco region in Paraguay not only contains the second-largest forest in South America, but it also has one of the world’s highest deforestation rates. Therefore GainForest, with the help of drone data from Globhe, now uses smart AI tools that reverse deforestation and empower the local communities.

GainForest, the decentralized fund that uses AI to measure and reward sustainable nature stewardship, is working together in the region with Globhe, the leading marketplace platform connecting drone operators and organizations that need high-quality data from anywhere in the world.

The Gran Chaco region in Paraguay is only one of many places where GainForest is working with its unique methodology to reverse deforestation, but it is an important one due to the high deforestation rate. GainForest has introduced NFTrees in the region, a digital asset representing conservation specific to this area. This gives conservationist donors a proof-of-impact certificate that is constantly updated with metadata that, in near real-time, shows the status of the forest.

In Paraguay GainForest also works together with the country’s Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development to empower, fund, and reward the local communities and promote the protection of the local forest. The drone data from Globhe plays a key role in monitoring tree cover and carbon capture and mapping large areas of land in the Gran Chaco region.

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