Technology is a tool – it’s how we use it that matters. Satellite technology has had benefits in the Amazon, where illegal deforestation by ‘beef barons’ has been detected by satellite and those responsible now face jail. The Brazilian-owned company River Plate SA was busted in a secret operation, its bulldozers impounded by state and Indigenous authorities in the Chaco region of northern Paraguay.

Survival International has played a major role in releasing these images to authorities, showing clearance of land inhabited by the uncontacted tribe of Ayoreo Indians. Almost 4,000 hectares of land ...


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