Three of humanity's main additions - namely coffee, cocoa and palm oil- are actively contributing towards deforestation. As rainforests are rapidly being illegally logged to make way for these monocrops; we might go so far as to say they are literally costing us the earth. With a global population of 7.9 billion, it's a reality that a vast world-wide majority of our engines are addicted to coffee and chocolate as fuel (let’s not forget the palm oil in that packet of mass-produced cookies). We therefore need to put deforestation to an end, and fast. Read on for what satellite monitoring can do to ensure ethical, sustainable sourcing.
COP26: World leaders have been so bold as to promise an end to deforestation by 2030. That is a short 8 years from now - not a long time at all in the grand scheme of saving our planet. Considering an area of forest the size of 27 football pitches (that’s about 2 625 hectares) is lost every minute. Indeed, the loss of forests - the earth’s carbon sinks - are a huge contributing factor towards climate change and global warming.
It is that time of the year again! Yes, Swift Geospatial has turned five years old. However, this year seems different. I believe Swift Geospatial has officially fast-matured into a world class GIS and Remote Sensing company. Admittedly, the journey to get here has indeed had its ups and downs- but with these many invaluable wisdom-gaining lessons have been learnt along the way.
Swift Geospatial will be providing Ecosia with the vital [...]
We are proud to announce our plantation satellite monitoring partnership with Ecosia. As the world’s largest not-for-profit search engine, to date, Ecosia has planted more than 128 (and actively counting!) million trees across over 30 countries worldwide, all in the name of good-will. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, this aspiring initiative recently identified a shortfall; in order to improve the integrity of their services, the on-going monitoring of their trees was required.
Offsetting one’s carbon footprint through tree planting initiatives has become a valid trend; however, have you considered if the organisation you have selected is accountable for what they have promised?
Today we celebrate Arbor Day - A day dedicated to trees. Traditionally on Arbor Day, the most effective way to celebrate is to plant a tree. Our latest article takes a slightly different angle and asks the question, what happens after the trees are planted? Follow the link to learn more about why forestry monitoring is vitally important in our battle against climate change.
Today is International Day of Forests for 2021. A great initiative to raise the awareness of the importance of our planets forests. This years theme is "Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being." Our latest article highlights some solutions currently in play that could be of a greater importance in the future. Such as Carbon Credits and what it could mean for the industry of forestry.
As a company with a focus in Forestry Monitoring and Conservation, our carbon footprint is important to us. We are proud to announce that we have signed up with Ecologi to aid in offsetting our carbon footprint whilst planting our own forest which we can monitor on a weekly basis via their amazing platform. We encourage all business owners to follow the link below to learn more about how your business can be involved in saving our planet.
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