The Forest Watcher App Alerts Rangers to Illegal Logging

This app was designed to work offline in remote areas without or with low Internet connectivity in order to aid forest rangers. From Global Forest Watch, the Forest Watcher app helps inform rangers of illegal logging and mining activity in Kibale National Park in Uganda. Using satellite data, the mobile application also lets them record their findings, even in the remote jungle atmosphere.

With an intention to bring "the dynamic online forest monitoring and alert systems of Global Forest Watch offline and into the field," Forest Watcher enables rangers to track problematic areas, be notified of fires and deforestation, navigate to areas of investigation and collect relevant details. All of this can be done even without being connected to the Internet.