With support of the Regional Amazon Program (BMZ, DGIS, GIZ) and the German Thünen Institute, the Laboratory of Forest Products of the Brasilian Forest Service and the Amazon Institute for Scientific Research (SINCHI) in Colombia, agreed in 2009 to develop an electronic key to identify Amazonian tree species. They were aiming at creating a tool to support the control of illegal wood trade in the Amazon region in an easy and simple way.
Part of the project was the production of a video to explain how the electronic key works and why it is desperately needed. One of the experts who contributed to the key and shares her knowledge in the video is researcher Vera Rauber-Conradin, GTTN member and representative/contact person of Brazil for the CITES wood ID group.
The video below was published earlier this year in English and Spanish.
More information on the app is available in Spanish here.