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SarVision on Dutch TV

Action by IES partner leading to arrest of illegal loggers highlighted

24 Jun 2004

SarVision's system in action

'Netwerk' - a major current affairs programme covering news, politics, and investigative journalism - ran an item on the work of SarVision in the Mawas peat swamp forest reserve.

The programme featured the detection of illegal logging using their high resolution radar monitoring system, and the arrest of illegal loggers after verification using ultralight aircraft and ground-based law enforcement teams. It also highlighted the importance of forest protection for the conservation of the enormous amounts of carbon stored in the peat layers and the potential role of the Dutch government in buying carbon credits.

To watch this TV broadcast online (Dutch only) go to the netwerk website.

To visit the SarVision website go to: http://www.sarvision.com

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