Topher White and ranger José Manuel Anapa put a Forest Guardian in place in the Canandé Reserve. Photo: Rolex / Stefan Walter
Topher White and ranger José Manuel Anapa put a Forest Guardian in place in the Canandé Reserve. Photo: Rolex / Stefan Walter
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POST EDIT: The solar-powered smartphones protecting the world’s rainforests from deforestation

  • With support from the Rolex Awards for Enterprise, American technologist Topher White has installed a network of repurposed phones in vulnerable areas of forest
  • These listening devices can detect and report illegal activity to local custodians, as well as live-stream the sounds of wildlife in remote regions

Topher White and ranger José Manuel Anapa put a Forest Guardian in place in the Canandé Reserve. Photo: Rolex / Stefan Walter
Topher White and ranger José Manuel Anapa put a Forest Guardian in place in the Canandé Reserve. Photo: Rolex / Stefan Walter
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