I designed an intelligent pawn, called Equoi. It is in essence a simple concept, like that of the barometer or thermometer. It measures the mood of an object, place or process. The pawn is virtually full of sensors. Its application is easy: just put it on the table, ask your question, wait a moment and Equoi tells you the how and the what.Here the global state of the forests is measured. What emerges is a result with a highly fragmented pattern. Indeed most of the forests are reduced, exploited, intersected. Deforestation has done its work and continues to do so. The left islands of forest, sometimes no more than ‘a group of trees’, are almost too small to survive as an ecosystem.