A researcher who lives in Borneo, Irendra Radjawali has starting building his own drones to keep track of the forest and make sure mining companies are not damaging the wildlife outside their allotted zone. Starting by himself and now having the backing of several large NGO’s (non government organisations) he is getting 15000 euros a year for his work.
Many villages fly his drones to check on the forest, upload the data to an online map and then they look to see if any illegal deforestation is going on. If a company is breaking his permit they loseit and have to stop operations.
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