10/15/2015 03:24 EDT | Updated 10/16/2015 02:59 EDT

Gold Mining Is Killing The Amazon. Here's How Drones Can Help Fight Back

"This place is beautiful. You have to fight to protect it."

There is a heated fight against global warming in the Amazon Rain Forest, where illegal gold mining and logging is causing massive deforestation. Now, an unassuming inventor from North Carolina has teamed up with local conservationists in Peru to deploy a brand new weapon in the fight to save precious land.