Blog Posts by Liana Buzea

  • We plant good deeds in Romania!: Mapping and monitoring deforestation

    We plant good deeds in Romania! is a volunteer-based reforestation movement initiated in Romania. This movement involves the general public, the civil society, companies, the public administration, and the media in protecting and restoring forests.

    The program has three objectives:

    - Planting 300 ha (hectares) of the Romanian surface in the first year (and monitoring the plantings for 5–7 years)
    - Building a virtual map of deforested areas in Romania
    - Building an awareness campaign regarding the importance of forests

    The Virtual Map of Deforested Areas in Romania began as a project presented at the Yahoo! Open Hack event in Bucharest (May 14th – 15th 2011), where it received recognition as "Best Hack for the Social Good.”

    Map of Deforestation in Romania from OSMMap of Deforestation in Romania from OSM

    The purpose of the Virtual Map of Deforested Areas is to enable identification of forest cuts in Romania using satellite images. The map will be made with participation of the general public (crowd-sourced inputs) and checked by the organizers from EcoAssist

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