A small forest tribe built a DIY drone to stop loggers

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For years, a tribe in Guyana has been compiling evidence that loggers were illegally tearing down their forests. Butnothing has worked as well as their latest effort: a new drone, which they built using aGoPro-donated camera and some string, with YouTube videos as their guide.

The Wapichan tribe, one of several indigenous groups in Guyana, built their fixed-wing drone to support a camera that snaps a picture every two seconds,Quartzreported in a story on the tribe.

The device is able to travel more than 30 miles at a time, and its photos help stitch together a map of tribal land that is being abused by the loggers. Read moreā€¦

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