Michael Walch

Data Forest – The Jauaperi Project

Posted in Rates of Exchange: Amazon Studio by michaelwalch on 9 February, 2010

The Jauaperi Project is a collaboration between local (indigenous) people of the Xixuaú-Xiparinã Reserve, on the Rio Branco & Rio Jauaperi, northwest of Manaus and the Universidade do Amazonas to provide solar electricity, a satellite internet connection, and educational and medical services to the area, while mapping and inventorying the biodiversity and preserving the forest.  Awesome!

The satellite:

Coverage on YouTube:

The community has an extensive website at Amazonia.org.

The Solar Electric Light Fund in Washington DC provided the technology.

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