The Igrarapé Institute is a Brazilian thinktank working on issues of public, climate, and digital security. The Institute has developed a platform to visualise data on environmental crime in the Amazon rainforest and its impacts on Indigenous and traditional communities and biodiversity .

Mapping Environmental Crime in the Amazon

Igarape EcoCrime Data
Screenshot of the Igarapé EcoCrime data platform. Image source: Igarapé Institute [screenshot]. Retrieved 28 September 2022, from https://ecocrime.igarape.org.br/explore

The EcoCrime data visualisation tool allows users (including decision- and policymakers, journalists, activists, researchers, and everyday people) to trace patterns in environmental crimes, and to follow particular stories and experiences. In acting as a kind of storymap, the platform offers multiple ways to interact with data and to think across scales. Types of environmental crime the platform tracks include deforestation , illegal mining, soy, oil, and gas production facilities, and attacks on environmental defenders. The platform draws together datasets from a range of other projects, such as Imazon's PrevisIA tool, which uses AI to predict deforestation and fires in the Amazon.

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