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Just how bad is deforestation

Deforestation is a well 2 piece cover samsung s8 documented issue, but a tough problem to tackle. It can occur naturally through wildfires, but also through human activity. Large amounts of forest are cover samsung s5 ktm removed for agricultural purposes, such as cattle breeding.

We’ve always had some idea of how cover samsung g355 bad this is for our natural environment, as forests are qi cover samsung s5 mini responsible for taking up much of the carbon dioxide that we put into the air. This helps reduce Custodia impermeabile iPhone 5 a Udine – Kijiji: Annunci di eBay greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and, thus, reduces climate change. So, destroying the forests means risking increased climate change.

The problem is that only now people are finally realising how much of a problem climate change is and how fast it is occurring. With that, the WWF documented that a massive 15% of climate change is Cover con fenicotteri per iphone 66s Posot Class down to deforestation and forest degradation.1 So the message is clear, preserve the flip cover samsung s4 zoom forests.

How do we prevent deforestation

People’s livelihoods depend on deforestation. It’s how some people make a living, so this type of deforestation is inevitable to some extent. The main cover samsung s5 just cavalli way we are going to prevent deforestation is by offering financial support to those who make a living off it.

The United Nations made some attempt at providing financial incentives to countries where deforestation was a big problem by launching the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) program in 2008.

In harga cover samsung tab 2 an article published in Nature, studies taken in Uganda showed that by providing these financial incentives, deforestation was reduced. Some villages cover samsung j5 oro prezzo were Custodia impermeabile per iPhone 6/6S – SBS Store paid to not cut down trees. Researchers said that the project’s benefits were worth double its costs.2

The main question is how do we decide who gets paid to protect what parts of the forests Custodia impermeabile serie Red Pepper Dot per iPhone 6 / 6S This question presents a difficult problem for organisations and governments.

Microsoft are supporting the use of AI to reduce deforestation

Microsoft’s AI for Earth supports Custodia Impermeabile Acqua Per iPhone Samsung Smartphone Telefoni organisations that work on environmental sustainability. AI researcher David Dao and cover samsung g 360 his organisation GainForest are a benefactor of Microsoft’s support for what they call a ‘decentralised game to save our forests’.

GainForest believe that instead of trying to choose specific people to pay as ‘forest caretakers’, they could build a system where everyone has the opportunity to be a caretaker. The system enables anyone to have Aqua Tek S: custodia impermeabile a ricarica solare – Idee Green a financial stake in forest conservation. People can invest in preservation of parts of a forest and, in the future, may receive a return. If those sections of forest tablet cover samsung 12.2 are cover samsung s 4 cellular line cut down, the investors lose their stake and the money is cover samsung s5 trova prezzo used to reward those who conserved their section of the forest. Anybody who invests would have some incentive to prevent deforestation.

AI would be crucial in supporting this system. Satellite photography, combined with AI, can be used for automated monitoring of the forests. Machine learning algorithms can be trained to predict areas of the forests at high risks. Preservation of higher risk areas would result in higher rewards.

Since being initiated, GainForest has been working with the Chilean government to employ their AI and predict areas of rainforest that are high cover samsung galaxy s wifi 4.2 risk.

How old mobile phones are being used in conservation efforts

Deforestation alone is responsible for the loss of a lot of wildlife, but poaching is also a major threat to many species that reside within rainforests.

Rainforest Connection (RFCx) is an initiative in partnership with mobile phone company Huawei. They upcycle old mobile phones and turn them into solar powered monitoring devices. Placed high up in canopies in the forests, they will record and send environmental sounds to the cloud.

The sounds are then analysed using machine learning algorithms and this can be used to provide data on the movements of endangered species and illegal poachers and illegal loggers.

The spider monkey is an example of a species that has become endangered as a result of poaching and deforestation. They play an important role in the rainforest ecosystem by dispersing seeds across large areas. They are incredibly difficult to monitor. However, since the AI model has been used detection rates are up cover samsung v plus to 96%, which allows teams to focus their conservation efforts to specific regions. RFCx and Huawei’s technology is in place in 10 different countries.3…