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Technology to stop illegal logging and poaching on-the-spot. It's our answer to climate change & mass extinctions.
Technology to stop illegal logging and poaching on-the-spot. It's our answer to climate change & mass extinctions.
2,844 backers pledged $167,299 to help bring this project to life.
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Rainforest Connection - Phones Turned to Forest Guardians

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    THANK YOU - Thank you so much for helping to get this technology out into the forest where it belongs. Your name will be written on our website (rfcx.org) in recognition of your contribution, and, like all backers, you'll have exclusive access to the Rainforest Connection project diary—from lab-to-jungle.

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    HIGH-RES PHOTO STREAM - We're lucky enough to work with world-class photographers in some of the most exotic and beautiful places on earth. In addition to website recognition, for $16 or more you'll get regular email updates with beautiful, high-res, openly-licensed photos from the field... and sometimes from our fabrication "lab" (it's a garage).
    These updates will continue through the completion of our next two pilots in Africa and the Amazon in early 2015. This is included in all higher pledge levels as well.

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    POSTCARD FROM AFRICA - In addition to recognition on our site, we will send you a hand-written thank you postcard from the forest in Cameroon.

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    CARBON OFFSET CERTIFICATE - ONE CAR - $40 given to RFCx goes a long way toward avoiding carbon emissions from deforestation. For $40, we're able to credibly issue you a certificate indicating that you have offset the emissions of one car for an entire year. Certificates are personalized, beautiful, and printed on post consumer recycled content.
    NOTE: There are only a limited number of these we can issue for each pilot (affected by bigger offset packs below as well) based on the area.

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    HEAR THE LIVE SOUNDS OF THE RAINFOREST - RFCx MOBILE APP - For the first time, people around the world will be able to stream LIVE audio from the rainforest! And you will be amongst the first to get access (after beta period). Support this effort and get early access to the mobile app on iOS & Android in early 2015!

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    RFCx HACKER HANDBOOK (EARLY BIRD) Detailed step-by-step instruction manual on how to turn your old smartphone into a functional RFCx device + exclusive early access to our cloud API for generating data and building your own third-party app!

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    RFCx T-SHIRT / TOTE BAG - Show off your evident support for saving the rainforest in the coolest way yet tried. Get your own RFCx T-Shirt or Tote Bag. You can choose from three possible designs! Sizes S, M, L, XL. (Black or White) Plus: All the above.

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    HEAR THE LIVE SOUNDS OF THE RAINFOREST - RFCx MOBILE APP - For the first time, people around the world will be able to stream live audio from the rainforest. Support this effort and get exclusive early access to the the app on iOS & Android later this year.

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    PERSONAL THANK YOU VIDEO - NOW -
    In a short (up to 1 minute) video, Topher + team will thank you personally for your contribution and will send you the video shortly thereafter. You can post on social media or wherever you'd like. If you email us immediately after your contribution, you can make a request for us to include special content (your favorite feature, a shout out to your environmental group, etc.). Send email to contact@rfcx.org

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    COMBO PACK - RFCx T-SHIRT *AND* TOTE BAG - Want a T-Shirt AND a Tote Bag? NO problem!

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    COMBO PACK - T-SHIRT + TOTE BAG + OFFSET CERT + HACKER-HANDBOOK + LIVE SOUNDS on mobile & web - For the person that wants it all, you deserve it all! You could literally be wearing your T-shirt while carrying your hacker-handbook in your tote bag and listening to the live sounds of the rainforest... all at the same time! (Your offset certificate would be mounted on the wall at home).

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    ADOPT & PROTECT THE FOREST - HALF PACK - Become the protector of ONE HALF SQUARE KILOMETER (50 hectares) of rainforest. The area will be named after you (or another name of your choosing) in our apps and data feeds. You'll receive a digital map of your adopted area and a web portal to monitor the forest in real-time.

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    MAKER'S KIT — EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO BUILD YOUR OWN RFCx DEVICE — You'll receive a packaged kit with the necessary hardware to turn your Android smartphone into a fully-functional RFCx device. Includes device enclosure, internal/external cabling, highly-sensitive microphone, internal battery pack, solar-power controller circuity, and fully assembled external solar panels. Includes the Hacker's Handbook: a full instruction manual on building the hardware, connecting an Android phone, installing the necessary software, and connecting the device to our open web API. Also includes some example software projects for building third-party applications using our web API. Join the team and help us improve this technology! We're still building these in our garage, and would love to see them coming out of yours as well!

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    ADOPT & PROTECT THE FOREST - ENTRY PACK - Become the protector of ONE ENTIRE SQUARE KILOMETER (100 hectares) of rainforest. The area will be named after you (or another name of your choosing) in our apps and data feeds. You'll receive a digital map of your adopted area and a web portal to monitor the forest in real-time.

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    YOUR OWN DEVICE (EARLY-BIRD) - Own a fully functional RFCx device, built by our engineers exclusively for you to use, at this early-bird price.

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    ADOPT & PROTECT THE FOREST - DOUBLE PACK - Become the protector of TWO ENTIRE SQUARE KILOMETERS (200 hectares) of rainforest. The area will be named after you (or another name of your choosing) in our apps and data feeds. You'll receive a digital map of your adopted area and a web portal to monitor the forest in real-time.

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    PONO SPECIAL EDITION + ADOPT & PROTECT THE FOREST - RIGHTEOUS PACK - Become the protector of THREE ENTIRE SQUARE KILOMETERS (300 hectares) of rainforest. The area will be named after you (or another name of your choosing) in our apps and data feeds. You'll receive a digital map of your adopted area and a web portal to monitor the forest in real-time. — As a special gift from our friend and supporter, Neil Young, adopters of the Righteous Pack will also receive a unique, limited edition 'Rainforest Connection' PonoPlayer in chrome, laser engraved with the Rainforest Connection logo & certified as one of only 10 such PonoPlayers ever produced. Includes a handmade leather case with presentation box, and ships Dec, 2014.

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    PANAMA INDIGENOUS ECOTOUR - One week stay at Earth Train’s Centro Mamoní in the 10,000-acre Mamoní Valley Preserve. At forest’s edge next to Guna Yala, the semi autonomous territory of the indigenous Guna, you’re in for a diversity of cross-cultural and ecological fun and adventure. Airfare not included.

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    YOUR OWN PILOT PROJECT — Do you have a forest that needs protecting here in North America? Or would you like to help us protect the Redwoods here in California? For $10k, we can bring the RFCx system to wherever you need it (anywhere in North America), set it up to protect an area of up to 8 square miles, and work with you (or local officials) to use it. This is hugely important to us. The forests are in our backyard must be protected as well.

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    PANAMA INDIGENOUS ECOTOUR - DOUBLE - One week stay for two people at Earth Train’s Centro Mamoní in the 10000-acre Mamoní Valley Preserve. At forest’s edge next to Guna Yala, the semi autonomous territory of the indigenous Guna, you’re in for a diversity of cross-cultural and ecological fun and adventure. Airfare not included.

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