Rainforest Connection

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Rainforest Connection
Rainforest Connection transform used cell phones by attaching highly sensitive microphones and solar panels to become guardians of the forests. These guardians are placed high in the tree-tops throughout the rainforests of the world and transmit all sounds to a cloud-based artificial intelligence. The AI, Gaia, is trained to detect many sounds from chainsaws to birds and to weigh the evidence to determine the possible threats to forest and wildlife. When the RFCx system detects poaching or illegal logging, it sends real-time alerts to rangers who can stop the illegal activity. As the capabilities of RFCx has expanded, new applications are continuously added.
International implementation
Ongoing from 01/04/2013 to 01/04/2027
Qualityminds (http://www.qualityminds.de) Apptitude (http://www.apptitude.co.th/) Redheads Ltd (https://www.redheads.de/)

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      * E-environment
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 15: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss
  • Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
  • Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
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