Training the Next Generation of Indigenous Leaders in Satellite Monitoring

December 2, 2022


As part of our approach to employ science and technology for conservation, we provide satellite training to the next generation of conservation heroes so they can use this cutting-edge technology to patrol their forest homes quickly, safely, and cheaply. After 7 months of training in satellite monitoring, 23 indigenous youth in the Bolivian Amazon successfully completed the course and made final presentations of their theses.

The young people of San Jose de Uchupiamonas and Tacana I strengthened their skills in territorial management for control, surveillance, and local security through the use of technologies for the protection of their territories. The trainees added that the knowledge and tools gained through the training are beneficial for the defense of their ancestral territories, which will help facilitate patrolling that previously was carried out on foot over many days. 

The “Satellite Monitoring and Capacity Building to Support Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities – Green Amazon” project was implemented by our sister Conservación Amazonica – ACEAA and Conservación Internacional Bolivia.