Google’s latest street view project, developed in partnership with Brazilian NGO Fundação Amazonas Sustentável (FAS), allows users to virtually roam the Amazon Rainforest courtesy of a camera that is mounted on a zipline.
The project, initiated by FAS, captures one section of the Amazon, giving users the opportunity to explore eveything from the forest floor to the upper canopy of the rainforest. Made possible through Google’s loan programme, where the tech giant loans out its Google Trekker camera to non-profit organisations, this initiative distills the unique ecosystem within the Amazon.
The project also looks to highlight the communities dotted along Rio Aripuanã and Rio Mariepauá rivers. By demonstrating the way their lives and livelihoods depend on their surrounding environment, the project hopes to demonstrate the need for sustainable approaches to forest management to ensure these communities’ future.
Check out the video below (uploaded by Earth Outreach) or head over to the street view site: