Ka’apor Indigenous Leader in Brazil

Photo | December 24, 2015

A Ka'apor leader rests during an operation to set up trap cameras in areas used by illegal loggers to invade the indigenous territory. In late August 2015, Ka'apor leaders from the Alto Turiacu Indigenous Land, in the North of Maranhão state, started to integrate the use of technology in their autonomous activities of monitoring and protecting their traditional territory, in partnership with Greenpeace. Among the suggested tools adopted by the Ka'apor people are: more accurate maps; trap cameras aimed to document the invasion of logging trucks; and satellite trackers to monitor the routes of logging trucks in and out of the Alto Turiacu Indigenous land. Photo: Lunae Parracho / Greenpeace