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Save The Trees

  1. 1. # save the trees savethe trees.am
  2. 2. # save the trees <ul><li>During the last 20 years there is a massive deforestation . Trees are being illegally cut in different regions of the country </li></ul><ul><li>Only 6% of territory is now covered with forests compared to 30% in 1990 </li></ul><ul><li>Average forest coverage in a European country is 25-30% </li></ul><ul><li>Small coverage causes asthmatic diseases, allergies, etc. </li></ul>Deforestation: The lost battle?
  3. 3. # save the trees Deforestation: The Lost battle?
  4. 4. # save the trees <ul><li>The website is a toolbox that will allow activists, journalists and citizens to : </li></ul><ul><li>Report </li></ul><ul><li>Map </li></ul><ul><li>Keep track of </li></ul><ul><li>And raise awareness about </li></ul><ul><li>Cases of illegal tree cuttings </li></ul>Aim of the project
  5. 5. # save the trees <ul><li>The website is built on the Ushahidi Platform </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-designed functionality, customized particularly for this project </li></ul><ul><li>Google maps for mapping the spots of illegal tree cutting </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone is free to report via twitter, email, SMS, phone or online form </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to receive alerts in your mailbox or RSS Reader </li></ul>How it works
  6. 6. # save the trees How it works
  7. 7. # save the trees How it works
  8. 8. # save the trees How it works
  9. 9. # save the trees How it works
  10. 10. # save the trees <ul><li>Armenian Version </li></ul><ul><li>Expanding the geography </li></ul><ul><li>Covering more issues </li></ul><ul><li>Automation of SMS reception </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion buttons for publishers </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook connect </li></ul>What is expected to come?
  11. 11. # save the trees Sustainability There is a group of activists and journalists in Yerevan, who are struggling for the conservation of green areas in Armenia. Currently they don’t have any tools or a “space” for coordinating their efforts. The website will serve as an online workspace for them. We plan to collect donations to cover the costs of maintenance, technical support, etc.
  12. 12. # save the trees <ul><li>There’s a facebook group of activists which counts 1000+ members </li></ul><ul><li>The website will be primarly promoted in facebook, </li></ul><ul><li>We plan to publicize the website with the help of contributing journalists </li></ul><ul><li>Also we plan to ask the bloggers to write about the projects in their blogs </li></ul>Promotion and dissemination
  13. 13. Thankee ;) <ul><li>Twitter: # savethetrees </li></ul><ul><li>URL: savethetrees.am </li></ul>

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