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SarVision on Dutch TV
Programme highlights remote sensing in arrest of illegal loggers
24 June 2004
'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 of Indonesia.
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.