Amazon Conservation Team
Location is tradition
For indigenous communities in the South American rainforest, the pressures of modernization, deforestation and resource extraction aren’t just a threat to the forest - they also make it more difficult to preserve oral history, culture, and traditions.
Terrastories is a geostorytelling application built to enable remote communities to locate and map their own oral traditions about places of significant meaning or value to them. Community members can add places and stories through a user-friendly interface, and make decisions about designating certain stories as private or restricted. Terrastories works both online and offline, so that remote communities can access the application entirely without needing internet connectivity.