• Lungs of the Earth

    A data-driven project on deforestation and reforestation around the world

Lungs of the Earth is a data-driven, immersive, constructive, multilingual storytelling project on forests, deforestation and reforestation in the world. It combines traditional on-the-ground reporting with data and interactive journalism, emphasising the role of innovative initiatives to protect biodiversity and forests. The team carried out a data-driven, global view of state of the forests in the world to illustrate their evolution over time and space. Such approach enable users to understand the state of the forests from a planetary perspective, while having a close view through our on-the-ground multimedia reporting. The first publication of Lungs of the Earth focuses on Borneo, but the team aims to cover all rainforests of the world.

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Project information

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  • Duration
    6 months
  • Release date
    November 2017
  • Budget
    € 19820
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