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04/08/2014 06:07 pm ET Updated Jun 08, 2014

Global Forest Watch: A New Frontier in the Battle Against Illegal Logging

I recently had the privilege of sitting down with Nigel Sizer, Global Director of the Forests Program for the World Resources Institute.

In this interview he discusses Global Forest Watch, a satellite monitoring system, which powered by Google's Earth Engine is capable of detecting illegal logging across the world; in near-realtime.

As the need to protect the world's remaining rainforests becomes ever more important, Nigel and his team should be applauded for their amazing work -- a truly great achievement for planet Earth!