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WILDLABS is home to the global conservation technology community of 7,700 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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Join WILDLABS in New York City for the World Wildlife Day 2024 UN Celebration 

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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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Discussion / Camera Traps

Hi Wildlabs community! I am wondering how you or your country handle the battery wastes after the Camera Traps - including one-off alkaline and Lithium. In Indonesia, there is...

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The conclusion of the WILDLABS Awards 2024 selection process is imminent! Our external judging panel is currently deliberating to determine the 14 chosen projects. Meet them!

9 February 2024

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Data from the WILDLABS Awards 2024 submissions confirms what our State of Conservation Tech survey unveiled: women are an underrepresented group in conservation tech. 

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Conversations & Questions

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The version of Simon's audiologger we deployed in 2022 on muskoxen looks very similar to the one depicted in his paper here:https://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/22/21/8196It has a µSD...
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Acoustics 13 minutes 52 seconds ago
Hello Nadia,A forensic genetic challenge  exists when DNA is destroyed by processes used in manufacturing of derivative animal products, preventing law enforcement in...
Marine Conservation, Sustainable Fishing Challenges, Wildlife Crime 1 minute 16 seconds ago
Kim, as for the Jetson -  I've had a lot of success with deploying MegaDetector (and some custom YOLO-based classifiers) on the Jetson Nano platform.  Would be happy to...
AI for Conservation, Camera Traps, Open Source Solutions 5 minutes 12 seconds ago
Sounds like an interesting problem and I would love to see the code you have come up with. Mega-chiropteran bats in my part of the world, usually get airborne by falling to get...
Data management and processing tools 6 minutes 45 seconds ago
Hi everybody!Are you attending SMART Global Congress 2024 in early March?I will be in Namibia for the entire duration of the congress,...
Protected Area Management Tools, Community Base 2 hours 51 minutes ago
That GNSS chip is indeed tiny!
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Biologging 18 hours 36 minutes ago
Hello everyone!Excited to join the WILDLABS community! I’m working with @mariahmeek to develop iCatch, a technology that combines AI and genomics to support point-of-need species...
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Community Base 2 days 18 hours ago
Good question, I'd like to know the answer as well.  I'm inclined to think that it does mean what you say, but I could be wrong and it's still a couple of weeks away till...
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Community Base 2 days 22 hours ago
Thank you for the reply Lars! Ideally it will be a general tool, with the configuration (biotic, abiotic, anthropogenic, etc.) decided by the user. But we are starting with a...
Acoustics, AI for Conservation 2 days 23 hours ago
Hi Alistair @alsnothome , see the comments of @Amanda_Matthes at the post here. Basically, it is not easy
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Camera Traps 3 days 17 hours ago
Thanks for the link, Amanda. The price of $900 is a bit too steep for me, but at least I now know a bit better what you meant with a power analyser.I can't remember either what I...
Camera Traps 3 days 17 hours ago
Super, I'll be in touch soon! 
Women in Conservation Tech Programme (WiCT) 3 days 21 hours ago

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Wildlife researcher and conservationist. Working to safeguard Birds, Mammals and their habitats.

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R&D Engineer - Ai, fullstack, etc. passionate about animal conservation and Ai's part in it. Willing to volunteer my time and talent.

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I am the Avian Ecologist for the Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program (PNHP) at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. I joined PNHP in 2011 and have 17 years of professional experience in ornithology and bird conservation.

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Latest members

Sofia Orellano Abal

Sofia Orellano Abal

User experience designer focusing on marine mammal conservation through UX-driven exploration of bioacoustics.

Stephen Mwaniki

Stephen Mwaniki

I am a GIS specialist with a keen interest in water resources and nature conservation

Justin Kay

Justin Kay

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PhD student at MIT. Co-founder Ai.Fish. Research on computer vision, machine learning, ecology, climate.

Kelsey Grace Felder

Kelsey Grace Felder

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Hello! I am PhD student studying Animal behaviour and welfare at the University of Lincoln. I am specializing in studying gopher tortoise cognition and applying what we learn to conservation practices.

Luke Quarles

Luke Quarles

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I am a PhD student at the University at Buffalo, studying the endangered slow lorises (Nycticebus spp.) of Thailand. Presently, my work focuses on studying the ultrasonic vocalizations of slow lorises and testing out passive acoustic monitoring methods for these cryptic primates.

Phil Bresnahan

Phil Bresnahan

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I aim to help create and distribute low-cost, open-source, community-focused sensor solutions for coastal water resource issues

Ideas & Updates

In commemoration of International Forestry Day, Urban Tree Revival Initiative (UTRI) are working towards having a global virtual webinar. The Theme of the event is Forest and Innovation.  

22 February 2024

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The first SMART World Congress will be the first global gathering of conservation professionals using SMART, the world's most widely used protected area management solution. 

22 February 2024

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

21 February 2024

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WILDLABS NYC Meet-Up

21 February 2024

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Careers

SMART Partnership Director

21 February 2024

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Senior Software Engineer, Skylight

21 February 2024

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Technical Field Officer

21 February 2024

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The Variety Hour
November

You’re invited to the WILDLABS Variety Hour, our monthly community event connecting you to the exciting projects, research, and ideas that are happening in conservation tech right now.

The WILDLABS Variety Hour isn’t a show, or a lecture, or a workshop. It's an engaging, fun, and interactive gathering, giving you a welcoming space to share your own projects and resources, ask and answer questions, have insightful conversations, meet collaborators, make friends, and get to know the conservation tech community in a new way. 

Want to catch the next show, or check out any you've missed? Check out the 2023 lineup here!

Nov
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4:00 pm ~ 5:00 pm Europe/London

Stephanie O'Donnell

Join us this month to hear about a new toolkit from Save the Elephants,  a tool to help you to host, visualize, and share massive orthomosaics and 3D models, Earth Species...
Recording available
Oct
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4:00 pm ~ 5:00 pm Europe/London

Stephanie O'Donnell

Join us this month to hear about a low-cost design for an aquatic stereo  camera, a cost-effective design for nocturnal, infrared video recording, The Inventory, the dynamic, wiki...
Recording available
Sep
27

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4:00 pm ~ 5:00 pm UTC

Stephanie O'Donnell

Join us this month to hear about developing a Polar Bear satellite ear tag transmitter, how 3D tech is being used in forest ecology, Digital Earth Africa's work to make Earth...
Recording available

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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Best Practice Guides

Stephanie O'Donnell

17 February 2023

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3 August 2022

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Rob Appleby

Rob Appleby

Community Member

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