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By: Paola Totaro
Date: August 9th 2016
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Drone Management Workshop for Community Forest Monitoring in indigenous areas in Guna de Madugandi, Panama, on April 27, 2016. Photo courtesy of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization
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Author: Anastasia Moloney | @anastasiabogota 
Date: June 2nd, 2016
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Indigenous people in Panama are using drones as a new weapon to monitor deforestation on their lands as thousands of hectares disappear every year in one of the world's most biodiverse rainforests, the United Nations said.

More than half of Panama is covered with tropical rainforest, home to various indigenous groups who rely on the forests to survive.

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