Forest degradation in the Amazon is underestimated and its consequences need to be taken into account in the discussion tables and in the elaboration of public policies aimed at the conservation of biodiversity. These were the pillars of the construction of the Silent Forest platform, a journalistic data visualization project developed by Ambiental in partnership with the Sustainable Amazon Network (RAS) and with the collaboration of InfoAmazonia.
A multidisciplinary team was formed with the purpose to translate the scientific data in a faithful way, but communicated through digital tools that favor interaction with a wider audience. The main database for maps, graphs and infographics on this platform is the article “Anthropogenic disturbance can be important as deforestation in driving tropical biodiversity loss”, published in July 2016 in the journal Nature, and authored by Jos Barlow (et al.), from University of Lancaster (United Kingdom).
Sustainable Amazon Network (RAS)
Sustainable Amazon Network (RAS) was created in 2009 and is formed by more than 30 institutions of Brazil and abroad, being coordinated by Embrapa, Emilio Goeldi Museum of Pará, Lancaster University (United Kingdom) and Stockholm Environment Institute (Sweden). More than 100 researchers and students integrate RAS, acting in different research lines and focusing in extracting social, economic and environmental data of the Amazon directed to the use of land, the conservation of the forest and the sustainable development of the region. VISIT WEBSITE
Ambiental transforms scientific data in innovative, attractive and accessible journalism. We work for the dissemination of Science throughout the general public and to strengthen the sense of community among media professionals and members of the Academy. We work in partnership with some of the main researchers in Brazil and our goal is to offer media tools and communication solutions for organizations. VISIT WEBSITE
InfoAmazonia aggregates news and data about the Amazon, the biggest continuous tropical forest in the planet. The project is supported by a network of organizations and journalists that offer constant updates from the nine countries of the region. The databases shared by InfoAmazonia are available for download. VISIT WEBSITE