Mexican conservationists turn to smartphones

The Selva Maya is a vast tropical forest that stretches across Mexico, Guatemala and Belize, and is home to thousands of animal species. But illegal logging, forest fires and climate change are all taking their toll on the landscape. The German development agency GIZ has been supporting monitoring activities aimed to help offer an insight into how much of the forest is still standing, and how threatened certain animals are.

A film by Alexa Meyer



06:42 Minutes


Global Ideas

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