"Google had never done anything in the Amazon before, but it made perfect sense"*

*That's the Amazon rainforest - not Amazon.com!

Check out this interview from MAKE with Google's Rebecca Moore, who helped an Amazon chief use Google Earth to fight illegal logging.

Lots more here.

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Hooray for Google! Modernization usually leads to the dissolution and eventual destruction of indigenous cultures. How wonderful to see technology being used to help preserve resources and traditional ways of life for a change.

That's brilliant! I'm reposting this to my friends. Thanks for another interesting link!
P.S. yes, I actually do mention I get it from Bioephemera, so hopefully more will visit your site, too.

By Mylasticus (not verified) on 01 Nov 2009 #permalink