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WILDLABS is home to the global conservation technology community of 8,600 people in 120 countries discussing 1,500 topics like biologging, camera traps, and machine learning. With engaging spaces to ask questions and collaborate together, share your own work, and discover new ideas and innovations, WILDLABS is your platform to connect with #Tech4Wildlife experts and projects from around the world. Explore

Stephanie O'Donnell

Stephanie O'Donnell

Community Manager

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Our Top Picks

Are you an emerging Tanzanian conservationist looking to leverage new technologies in your conservation practice and become part of an empowering network of female conservation leaders? Apply now for our Women in...

25 March 2024

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After a long application review and finalisation process, we are thrilled to finally announce the winners of the WILDLABS Awards 2024! 

26 March 2024

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Variety Hour is back! This month we're talking about making AI more accessible with Pytorch, new developments from WildMe and TagRanger, and working with geospatial data with Fauna & Flora. See you there!

21 March 2024

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We’re unveiling badges, a new feature that allows you to showcase how you’re involved in WILDLABS. Keep track of engagement, show off your collection, and maybe even engage in some friendly competition.

12 March 2024

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Discussion / Community Base

Welcome to WILDLABS!

Stephanie O'Donnell

Hello and welcome to the WILDLABS community! With 6,000 members and counting, we want to get to know you a little better. In a couple of...

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Conversations & Questions

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Can't beat Dan's list! I would just add that if you're interested in broader protected area management, platforms like EarthRanger and SMART are amazing, and can integrate...
Data management and processing tools, Camera Traps, Conservation Tech Training and Education 1 minute 17 seconds ago
Awesome project!! Out of curiosity, is there a cost-per-part list for that $450? Like is there just 1 particular part that blooms the number or is it more just that there are lots...
Autonomous Camera Traps for Insects, AI for Conservation, Emerging Tech, Open Source Solutions 5 hours ago
Hello everyone!I'm thrilled to join this dynamic community of innovators and explorers. My name is Latifa, and I bring passion for adventure, a love for nature and a deep...
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Community Base 12 hours 55 minutes ago
'Most importantly, we have to make it play a MIDI version of the DoctorWho theme song when you arm the device. That has to be the #1 feature if you ask me!' Seconded!
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Acoustics, Biologging, Emerging Tech, Open Source Solutions, Sensors 17 hours ago
I would be interested in projects where the use of technology has gone wrong ( in whatever sense one can think of ),  where the ( sometimes big ) promises of new tech simply...
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Community Base 1 day 3 hours ago
Hi Matthew,Thanks for your advice, this is really helpful!I'm planning to use it in a seagrass meadow survey for a series of ~20 drops/sites to around 30 m, recording for around...
Acoustics, AI for Conservation, Data management and processing tools, Emerging Tech, Sustainable Fishing Challenges 1 day 20 hours ago
How about an extra "insurance" membrane - like a baloon or even a condom with a knot underneath the heat shrink? ...That would not take up too much space! Ahh stupid me! The...
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Biologging 2 days 6 hours ago
Saul Greenberg is a great guy! He has made a few very useful videos regarding the Timelapse/Megadetector integration:https://grouplab.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/grouplab/uploads/...
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Camera Traps 2 days 7 hours ago
Hi Johnathan!Here are a few examples where UAVs and AI has been used to spot animals. https://www.mdpi.com/2504-446X/7/3/179#:~:text=These%20vehicles%20follow%20flight%...
AI for Conservation 2 days 8 hours ago
Sounds good. Just sent you a private message.
Climate Change, Conservation Tech Training and Education, Sensors 2 days 13 hours ago
Just finished my PPWC training courtesy of Wildlabs. Will do much better in my greening initiative from new lessons learned....
Climate Change 2 days 16 hours ago
Might very well be so! I highly encourage you to take up the challenge! 
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Biologging 3 days 15 hours ago

Connect & Collaborate

UX Researcher @WhatsApp/Facebook, working with WWF/TRAFFIC on Coalition on End Wildlife Trafficking Online. Wildlife x Design enthusiast

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Co-founder of EONEF, I maximise conservation teams's work using tethered helium balloons

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Postdoc using genomics and ancient DNA to help conserve a critically endangered cockatoo species

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coder, conservation newbie

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I am a Senior Research Associate at the Wildlife Institute of India and pursuing my Ph.D. on movement ecology of Indian Wolves in the state of Maharashtra, India.

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Afrotropical ecologist specializing in birds of the Congo Basin and Afromontane regions

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Latest members

Cara Penton

Cara Penton

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Based in Darwin and West Arnhem Land I work as an ecologist specialising in cross-cultural community based environmental research. My research interests are integrating AI into community-based models with local governance.

Jay Qi

Jay Qi

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DrivenData

Lead Data Scientist and contributor to zamba, a tool for automatic species classification from camera traps

Vaileth Jairosy Sanga

Vaileth Jairosy Sanga

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Vaileth Sanga Coexistence and Education Coordinator Vaileth holds a Bachelor degree in Wildlife Management from the Sokoine University of Agriculture. She is a true champion for our human-elephant coexistence and education projects.

Theodora  Venance Shirima

Theodora Venance Shirima

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Theodora Venance is a wildlife management graduate from Sokoine University of Agriculture with a passion for entomology and conservation. With experience at the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute, she specialized in butterfly identification and data analysis.

MURIITHI GIDEON WANJAU

MURIITHI GIDEON WANJAU

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I am a digital advocate in environmental conservation and community development.

Francois Prinsloo

Francois Prinsloo

I'm SANParks Honorary Ranger and Snare Removal Co-ordinator for the North of Kruger National Park

Ideas & Updates

Safely tagging owls can be a daunting prospect and presents many challenges. This webinar provides a unique opportunity to hear from three field experts, who will present their respective techniques, as well as useful...

16 April 2024

Tap into our new and exciting community-focused conversation series!  In this first season of InConversation, we're in East Africa with host Esther Githinji. Listen in as we chat one-on-one with your favourite...

16 April 2024

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Watch our interview with pioneering young Tanzanian vulture researcher Vainess Laizer! Her research investigating the breeding success of white-backed vultures in the western corridor of the Serengeti ecosystem using...

16 April 2024

Funding

EDGE Fellowship 2025-2027

16 April 2024

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Research Assistant, Lion Landscapes in Nanyuki

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WILDLABS Meetups
Join us in person!

You’re invited to connect with fellow WILDLABS community members in one of our upcoming in person meetups! Drop by one of our happy hour events to meet other community members, hear what peers are working on, and chat with the WILDLABS team. 

Find these events and more in our conservation technology calendar! 

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2:00 pm ~ 5:00 pm America/Denver

Talia Speaker

Join us on February 20th in Boulder, Colorado for a WILDLABS meetup convening local groups working in conservation technology to connect, exchange ideas, and brainstorm future in-...
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5:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm America/New_York

Alex Rood

*Join WILDLABS on March 4th in NYC for a conservation tech networking event alongside WWF, USFWS, IFAW, Microsoft, and more! *Sold Out*
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5:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm America/New_York

Alex Rood

Join WILDLABS on March 7th in Washington, DC for a casual in-person meetup.
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Explore & Discover

WILDLABS Collections will help you dive deeper into the conservation tech topics that matter most to you, and find favorite resources from other community members. Start exploring our collections below!

5 May 2022

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Collection

Best Practice Guides

Stephanie O'Donnell

17 February 2023

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Collection

3 August 2022

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Rob Appleby

Rob Appleby

Community Member

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