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Current Event June 12, 2015

Drones Track Illegal Logging

Rainforests are one of the most diverse and important ecosystems on Earth. Many rainforests have been protected as conservation areas or trusts. Unfortunately, some of these areas are so large and remote that they are almost impossible to monitor. A conservation group in Peru is fighting against deforestation by using drones. Small low-flying light weight airplanes can fly over and take pictures of parts of the remote jungle to find deforestation. Listen to learn more about the use of drones to protect the rainforest.

Life Science Economics Ecosystems

Story Length: 4:09

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National Public Radio

AIR DATE: 05/19/2015

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